Now...right now...I'm inspired by designer garments. This fall season is offering up so many delicious pieces made with wonderful details in amazing fabrics. I want to make those things. My mind is overflowing with creativity caused by all of those glossy pictures in the fall magazines featuring the best of the designer collections. The garments that cause me to go crawling around in my fabric collection pulling out pieces of fabric to then add to a TNT pattern and coming up with my own designer inspired creation.
Today's designer inspired piece is based upon Salvatore Ferragamo's Fall Line. EricaB has highlighted it and there have been three to five page ad layouts in most of the September magazines. I love the silhouettes the designer, Giornetti, used but mostly I absolutely ADORE his use of black and white houndstooth. He has recycled a classic fabric into new silhouettes that have sent my creative spirit into overdrive.
So I found this fabric in the collection:
It's a take on the classic houndstooth pattern in black and white that I've used with my TNT dress pattern...and a black petersham ribbon.
I also added a little piping to the neckline:
An invisible zipper to the back...
and I got a great pattern match here...
And that's as far as I got Sunday evening before I packed it in for the night. The dress still needs to be hemmed and the armholes finished. Both are things that I can finish up this weekend so I will have a new dress to wear to work next week...when the weather finally starts to act like it's fall.
BTW, I've taken the Leather-Look dress apart...I need to cut out the silk organza pieces and stitch them to the dress before I reassemble it. I also found some brown leather-like piping from Daytona Trimmings to add to the neckline and armhole...so this dress has become a little more involved. And Toy, the dress is to wear to an after work event...I wanted something a little funkier, trendy and fun...I thought this fabric would make a dress that would fit the bill.
...as always, more later!