|Pattern Review ||4/2/15 9:35 AM|
|Vogue Patterns - 1751 60s Madame Gres Oscars dress |
My husband works on the Oscars, so I decided to make a dress for the red carpet. No pressure there! I made this dress from a 60s Vogue pattern designed by Madame Gres, who was known for her genius at draping jersey. Not knowing what I was getting into, I put this nasty-hard pattern together during t... more...
|Pattern Review ||3/31/15 2:32 PM|
|MariaDenmark - 101 Kirsten Kimono Tee |
I used this free Maria Denmark pattern to create a "Gidget Goes to Yoga" French Terry top with a 60s vibe. I raised the neckline and extended the sleeves, then finished the neckline and hems with a decorative "Greek Key" stitch that was popular in the 60s.
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|Pattern Review ||3/2/15 10:23 PM|
|Contest - Travel Wardrobe Contest |
Name of your Collection: (ie Cindy Cavorts in China or Weekend in Cincinnati)
"Coast to Coast with Miyake, Halston and McCardell"
Where are you going on your vacation? (real or imaginary):Tell us what you may be doing and why this wardrobe works.
I had two winter trips scheduled to two very diffe... more...
|Pattern Review ||3/6/15 8:50 AM|
|McCall's - 4494 Claire McCardell Cardigan |
This jacket was adapted from a design in a famous and hard to find Claire McCardell pattern. I tweaked the pattern to be similar to an original McCardell that I have in my collection, which has piping and binding on the neckline, center front and sleeves. I also wanted it to lo... more...
|Pattern Review ||3/2/15 3:14 PM|
|Vogue Patterns - 2437 Miyake |
This is a wrap skirt, designed by Issey Miyake, that is made with just one pattern piece, with a variety of waist dart placements. The skirt closes with two strips of snap tape, and you can manipulate the drape of the skirt depending on where you snap it.
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