rules at the cumae ruins

rules at the cumae ruins

Monday, June 25, 2012

Life is better when you're conventionally attractive

End of the humorless post.
Next up: my fabric stash is HUGE, but not huge enough for my needs today.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

To wrap or shirt... oh, the trauma...

As I mentioned, I'm planning to sew along in the sew along with Sunni. She's selected Simplicity 1880, one of those Project Runway patterns. The pattern has both a shirt and wrap dress options. I opted for a wrap, initially, because it is generally a more flattering look on me. I thought this Vogue 8784 was a good substitute for the Simplicity vogue 8784, Wrap dresses are almost always flattering. I especially like the slimmer skirt. I like the 2 skirt options and the collar option. Then, like I mentioned yesterday, I saw this L'Wren Scott shirtdress... Photobucket The more I looked at it, the more I've realized that what draws me to it is the print, and I like the kicky skirt that looks narrow through the waist and hips and opens lower. That looks like it would minimize excess fabric in places where I don't need excess, while keeping a chic, professional (yet fun) A-line skirt. So my pattern seems to work, and I can trim the sleeves and make a black collar and enter this fabric Photobucket A gorgeously silky microfiber I've had for years.It will probably be a PITA as it is silky (slippery and shifty). I just need to make sure I have enough of it...

Saturday, June 16, 2012

I conflicted...

Photobucket So I've decided to do the wrap/shirt dress sew along with Sunni over at A Fashionable Stitch. My initial thought was the wrap dress, but then I saw this shirtdress from L'Wren Scott's Resort collection. Photobucket j'adore! So I have a conflict. In general, I don't think I look good in shirt dresses. But they are such a great, professional basic. What to do what to do?