Grosgrain offers a link to a link that shows you how to make your own sewing patterns out of clothes that you own. This is fantastic if you love the fit of a top but it is wearing thin. You do read, Grosgrain, right? If not, you are missing out on a guaranteed smile everyday.
Wearing History’s 1930s gown – This is one of the most gorgeous garments I’ve ever seen. Homesewn or not. Lauren has created wonderful patterns based on vintage patterns and her blog is a daily treat for me. I have not attempted one of her patterns yet but I have many on my wish list. I don’t want to copy any of her gown photos but here is the inspiration photo.
Hawt modesty (I think I invented this term) – I was poking around Simplicity’s website and found this…
Isn’t this super hawt but shows nothing…no cleavage, collar bone or even a knee? If I made this and wore it to work I’d have to make sure I arranged a lunch date with the hubby. Don’t want to waste this dress on just co-workers.
Surplice Neckline – diagonally crossed neckline and/or bodice. It is also thought of as a “faux wrap” style and creates a deep v-shaped neckline.
Balloon Sleeve – A very full sleeve – -usually 3/4-length or longer — that has a banded bottom is called a balloon sleeve.
Right now I love anything with a balloon sleeve. Especially wonderful for pear-shaped bodies. I plan to look for more of these when pattern shopping. Please pass on any that you come across.
I hope you like some of the stuff that I like. If not maybe you learned something anyway. What are you “liking” in fashion or sewing?
What I’m listening to: Victory Dance by My Morning Jacket