Monday, June 25, 2012
End of the humorless post.
Next up: my fabric stash is HUGE, but not huge enough for my needs today.
Sunday, June 17, 2012
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 I like the 2 skirt options and the collar option. Then, like I mentioned yesterday, I saw this L'Wren Scott shirtdress... 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 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
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. 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?