While still trying to pry my eyes open (with the help of coffee, of course) I decided to try to capture on pixels the buttons on my blouse cuffs. I did resist the urge to add a button to the neckline, so this one has six small buttons on the cuffs, 3 per side. It took me four tries, and pinning the sleeve up to try to catch the light ... but I not only have a decent representation of these goldtone/silvertone filligree buttons ... I have finally managed to capture the textured weave of this lovely fabric I rave about!
Moving onwards to the vest now ... I've located all four pattern pieces. This vest has princess seams in both front and back, and I am leaving the optional back waist belt off because the plaid should be busy enough on its own. I shouldn't need to fuss with the back princess seams, but now it's time to review my notes on doing a princess seam FBA and give it a go ... on the lining first!
Speaking of the plaid ... should I try to match the plaid at the top of the princess seam, or the bottom? Right now I'm leaning towards matching the lower part of the princess seam so it's matched (hopefully!) all around my midsection. Feel free to leave an opinion, as I'll be busy with the pattern and lining for a day (or three ...) or so, depending on how successful I am with the FBA idea on this one.
Now, more coffee, then it's time to break out my colored ink pens.