Planning, designing, styling and creating wardrobes is one of my great passions.
I just love finding a theme and then the fabrics and styles to make a wardrobe.
I had been inspired by seeing all over the runway sharp black and white contrasts..."The New Mod."
So with my beloved black and white striped Dolce and Gabanna sun dress Review Here and a white tuxedo jacket Review Here
with contrast black lapels I was almost there.
Next up would be a matching white with black stripe tuxedo style skinny pants. Review Here
Then a graphic design in greys black and white silk tank top. Review Here
It all came together so beautifully in the end and right to the wire !!
As I type I have but an hour or so to spare.
The dress was truly a labor of love ...amazingly seemingly simple but so time consuming hand painting all the stripes just so to get a hand brush stroked look. Not to mention also getting the width of the pleats just so to fit bodice and width of stripe..
And the jacket has TWO lapels and I never before made welt pockets.
I feel so empowered now!
I feel this year was the best ever.
I had so much fun and learned so much.
Thank you my fellow contestants !!
And most of all a HUGE thanks to Ashford who poured her heart and soul into being such a helpful amazing guide.
I raise a much needed glass of wine to all of you
HAPPY SEWING..... WHAT FUN !!