Posts by Janice
This week I really need to get my muslin finished. Nothing yet to see here, just a lot of tracing and prep work. And Esteemed Sewing Assistant helping out.
I had a chance to stop by the Gatsby exhibit at the Prada flagship store today after work. Gorgeous, gorgeous dresses. These dresses are truly breathtaking: intricate beading, attention to detail, fitted silhouettes (not a single sacklike, baggy silhouette in sight). Daisy’s dress had a hand-done crystal beaded overlay, with huge chandelier-type crystal beads over [...]
In some fit of sewing responsibility, I finally went back to what I really should have been working on since about a month ago: my bridesmaid dress. I’m going with the bustier/sarong version from the late 50s. I also finished McCalls 5805, and still need to take decent pictures of it.
It took way longer than it should have, but I finally finished my version of Laurel. I finished reading The Great Gatsby on my commute the other week, and I wanted something that would capture the decadent, opulent, lush feel of the novel. Btw, I didn’t realize how sheer this dress was. I’m lucky there’s [...]
Here’s my progress so far on Laurel. I really wish I made a muslin. I need to adjust the neckline and the hem, and it’s almost there.
Sheer crushed velvet, with topaz and cobalt blue flowers. + + + It’s been quiet around these parts since I’ve been doing a lot of pattern modifications on Colette Laurel and have no decent photographs to show for it. I’ve been working on my version over the weekend. No sleeves, lower neckline, no darts, much [...]
+ + + I had a chance to see the Impressionism, Fashion and Modernity exhibit at the Met over the weekend with Elizabeth, Cindy, Ann and her daughter, and Claudine. + + + The exhibit was much better than I thought it would be, featuring paintings by Manet, Monet, Renoir and others as well as [...]
+ + + There has been a lot of sewing-involved activities here, but not any actual sewing. I finally picked up my Hello Kitty sewing machine from the repair shop, went to Mood to pick up some fabric for a new project, and still need to attach an invisible zipper to McCalls 5805. Santa Muerte [...]
This is my progress so far on Mccalls 5805. The bodice has a normal zipper since I ran out of invisible zippers (and the Hello Kitty machine was in the shop). I still have to finish the bodice and the sleeve binding, but it’s almost done.
At City Sewing over the weekend. + + + Any other insomniacs out there who update their sewing blogs at 3 am since they can’t sleep? I had to bring in the Hello Kitty machine for repairs over the weekend. I’ve only been sewing with the Featherweight lately, which means no knits and invisible zippers, [...]