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Pattern Review 12/30/14 7:25 PM
Self Drafted Pattern - 300362-1002 Midcentury Wrap
This is a pattern that I created for a knit, reversible wrap, inspired by a 1947 design by "American Look" designer Claire McCardell. The wrap can be worn two ways: around the shoulders like a shrug and around the neck like an infinity wrap. The pattern download and tutorial can be found here: WeAll... more...
Pattern Review 11/8/14 11:25 AM
Spadea - 1055 Claire McCardell Dress
I am a fan of the midcentury designer Claire McCardell, renowned for her use of wool jersey in her chic, comfortable, modern women's clothing. My sister, who is the Artistic Director of the Martha Graham Dance Company, was going to be speaking about Claire McCardell and choreographer Martha Graham a... more...
Pattern Review 6/10/14 9:25 PM
Other - 50s Mail Order Charles James and McCardell
For my Vintage Competition submission, I'm entering this skirt from a 1950s mail order pattern by Charles James, a designer whose haute couture gowns and tailored garments are currently on exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum in New York. The coordinating accessory is a shrug made from a 1951 Claire M... more...
Pattern Review 4/3/14 5:04 PM
Self Drafted Pattern - 300362-1001 The Emperor's New Clothes
Pattern Description: This outfit was created and submitted for the Top Secret Contest Committee Contest, which was revealed on April 1st (wink wink). As a commission for the Emperor, my team created this highly elaborate diamond-encrusted white-tie and tails outfit complete with a heavily embroider... more...
Pattern Review 3/7/14 6:16 AM
Vogue Patterns - 7982 Chanel and Hermes bag knockoff
I've entered this bag, and a Breton shirt I made, into the "Inspired by the Movies" contest. The Breton shirt is like the one Audrey Tatou wears in "Coco Before Chanel" and the accessory is this Chanel 2.55-style bag, which has been seen in several Woody Allen movies. You can see the review of the h... more...

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