I’ve been busy, busy, busy these past weeks working on projects for my first round of sewing classes at my new design school. It was a fantastic beginning-level series that was a great refresher, and also added some new skills and techniques to my knowledge banks! In this series, we made the classic A-line skirt, pocketed PJ pants, and a collared, short-sleeved shirt. Last time I made a collared blouse was a failure of epic proportions that was anything but proportionate. This time around, I took my time and focused more, even though there were some ripped seams along the way.
– used my new machine for buttons and buttonholes
– made a shirt that looks like a real live shirt!! (as opposed to the last one)
– reinforced skills and learned new ones
Notes to future self:
– use better elastic for the pants
– be more gentle with the neck reinforcements.. they look a little rumpled on the inside
– use non-interfaced side for top of the collar… whoops. thank goodness it’s unnoticeable on this project.
THE BIG REVEAL:
For the shirt and pants, I opted to make a casual breakfast ensemble with a lightweight cotton that boasts a coral, over-easy egg print. This “breakfast cas” motif is so fashion forward and so luxurious, that it actually is featured as an editorial spread in this installment of Dorky Chick in Lipstick’s blog!!
To really capture the essence of that just-woke-up-looking-this-good feeling, the creative director of the shoot decided to go for the windblown look, and pulled out a hairdryer.
You can look for this spread in next month’s Vogue!
I never said you’d find it…