The Pattern Review mini-wardrobe month of March draws to a close, and today I added the final touches to my knit top, smiling at another project actually completed! :) I called my photo buddy, ready for my close-up.
Now, I want to be clear that I LOVE all of the pieces I made for this mini-wardrobe, and I've been wearing that yummy fleece to death...seriously, I've had at least one of my fleece garments on every day this month!
There are, however, a few combinations that are probably best left to the lounging-around-the-house category.
Here's one - Is this person 5'4"? or 4'5"?
Note that the boxy top, with a (rather dramatically obvious) horizontal line right above the waist is made even more noticeable by the open zipper and hands in pockets, holding the sides of said boxy top open even wider.
The brown pants are especially effective at shortening already short legs with a dramatic cropped effect, just above the ankles. It also helps that the total length of the pants are bordering on "flood water" length - definitely good for wading in deep puddles.
Clearly, a mistake was made in the layout of the knit top - the lines of the pattern run vertically, and of course horizontal lines are the prevailing theme here.
I'm not sure about the effect of the head wrap, but it seems that shots with the head wrap make the wearer appear a bit shorter than shots with no head wrap, so I believe we're on to something here.
Just for fun, here's some contrast: