After finishing the major construction of the jacket last night, I still hadn’t made a final decision on the trims. Once I woke up this morning, I had an “Aha!” moment – try the jacket on with the different trims pinned to it. Duh, right? When I did, the choice became obvious.
The warm pink looks much better with my skin tone. The other colors washed me out, unfortunately. I may use a different chain. Susan Khalje sells chain that is narrower than the ones I picked up in New York, so I may order some from her. BTW, her chains are the best weight for Chanel-style jackets. I used one from her as my hem weight. Joyce, the president of the New England ASDP chapter, also suggested using beads instead of a chain, so I think I’ll run out to a bead store at lunch today to see what the local options are. But tonight I will definitely attach the mohair braid while DWTS is on.