So the dress is done, photos to come. I’m very happy with it, though it definitely looks better on me than on my cheap dress form. Now I’m working on the corset belt. I decided to go with the green brocade as it is a seriously close match to Gucci’s signature green color. I’m using…… Continue reading The Gucci Challenge, part 3, nearly there!
If you’ve been following, I’ve been working on a garment for the fashion challenge at school—creating a street style garment inspired by Gucci’s fall 2017 ready to wear line. I’ve gathered my fabrics, some from my stash, some from Britex, and even one, the green silk brocade, from the local Salvation Army store ($3 for…… Continue reading The Gucci Challenge, part 2
Twice a year my school, Apparel Arts, sponsors a fashion challenge. This fall, they have challenged students to create a street style look inspired by Gucci’s fall 2017 ready to wear line. Now, at first I wasn’t a fan of this particular mash-up of fashion elements. The colors are bright, complex, and at times nearing…… Continue reading The Gucci Challenge, Part 1
Sometimes things just work out. Perfectly. A few months ago, an acquaintance alerted me to an exhibition of 50 (yes 50!) Victorian gowns. “Sounds great”, I replied, “Where is it?” “In Saco, Maine”, came the response. Gasp! “That’s a little over 3,000 miles away, but thanks for thinking of me!”, I replied and quickly filed…… Continue reading The fates align
I realized the other day while I was drafting a pair of super-fashionable convertible pocket culottes (pictures of the finished garment soon to come) that I am finally comfortable with my body. It got me wondering when and how this happened, and how I had missed it. You see, in my entire life, I think…… Continue reading I finally fit in my skin
And by little I mean whoever wore this was teeny tiny (maybe a size 2?). But here she is. A gorgeous little find that I could not pass up for a mere $10. It’s great for study and was made entirely by hand. The fabric was pintucked by machine before it was stitched together. It’s…… Continue reading The Little Blue Dress
I admit it. I go to the antiques faire just to fondle the vintage clothing and linens. I gawk and gape at how much thought, detail, and effort went into each of them. I just can’t help but appreciate them. We’re in a time of consumerism and fast fashion. I get it—it’s easy and convenient…… Continue reading I’m a sucker for something well made or well designed.