So these are the looks that really called my name:
Pink jacket and skirt
(This reminds me of S2958)
boucle goodness skirt suit
A great jacket and dress combo
(Vogue 7975 & my TNT dress pattern)
another jacket & skirt combo
the jacket skirt combo
is a variation on a theme
I loved this dress because of the fabric
I can see this as a short dress for work
and not in sequins!
Love the embroidery on this one
There were a few things that struck me about this line. He has designed just a couple of jacket styles reworking them in different fabrics and patterns and with either a dress, a skirt or a pair of pants. The skirt featured in the first look was remade in all types of fabric - even leather - and paired with different jackets throughout this collection. I love the bow on the skirt but I know I will never wear it like that...however, the skirt is very wearable and easily reproduced.
Now I know you are wondering how could I be inspired by the ballgowns! Well the first dress reminds of a simple coat dress. I have several of these patterns from the '90s in my collection. It would be easy to pull some fabric, some lining and buttons and have a go at it! However, the last ballgown is all about the embellishment detail! I can actually see a row of buttons down the front of my TNT dress pattern with some embroidery on either side. I'm not sure if the embroidery would be tone-on-tone (if I chose to make the dress in a bright solid color) or if I used black wool crepe the embroidered flowers could be out of black/white/gray. Wouldn't that be an amazing dress...*sigh*
We got about 10" of snow last night so I'm home today. I'm off to go play on my sewing machine and see what emerges...
...as always, more later!