In Fitting Fashion / wardrobe planning
Feb 15, 2012
While searching through the old pattern box, I came across this lovely vintage pattern dated 1958. I am thinking this might make a perfectly sweet summer dress. I may need to adjust the amount of gathering, especially at the back bodice, but I'm kind of in love with it. What do you think? I also came across this one, dated 1973. I'm not in love with the ruffles around the neckline but that is super easy to eliminate. Perhaps a shorter length and adding a short sleeve might work? What caught my eye, to be honest, was the french dart. ...
Feb 14, 2012
Happy Valentine's Day everyone! Valentine's Day always signals the imminence of Spring for me. In the fashion world, retailers are already selling the second delivery of their spring collections and heavily discounting all the Fall and Holiday merchandise that didn't sell in its time. This always gives me the sense of renewal and change, "out with the old and in with the new"! As a result, I am spurred on to continue with the Spring wardrobe plan! If you remember, I left off with this lovely silk georgette floral print and a quite versatile color palette. The next step...
Jan 30, 2012
Hi Everyone! Hope your doing well! I've been busy writing the assembly instructions for the new Belle Bow Blouse coming soon. It's amazing how much harder it is to illustrate sewing methods than to do the actual sewing! Does anyone even read the instructions? I hope so, there is a lot of work that goes into that! I wanted to let you know that I found the print for my Spring 2012 color palette! I think I wandered around the fabric store for about 2 hours before finally deciding on it. I was undecided about it for a while because...
Jan 18, 2012
I woke up to this view from my front door: Believe it or not there is a mountain behind that grey sky! I live in British Columbia, Canada which is just one of the most beautiful places on earth, but I have to say that January is not the most inspiring month unless you are an avid winter sports person and your view is from the top of the mountain. My current position being at the bottom of the mountain, I turn away from the door and start thinking about Spring again. Last night I thought I would start...
Jan 16, 2012
Hopefully you've been following along with our Spring Wardrobe Planning. You can go back and read the previous posts if you like, we're not too far along so it will be easy to catch up. Today, I want to talk about how to use the color palette we put together. In the fashion industry we use what is called a "story board" to keep us focused on the feel and look that we are trying to accomplish for any given season. This story board is kind of a record of what we want to accomplish. This is not to say...