Friday, December 28, 2012

Valentino Inspired

Well this is it!  Today was my last day at work until Monday, January 7th and I'm trembling with excitement.  Which of course makes me just a tad nervous.  My last sewcation did not go well and I'm so filled with anticipation for this one that I'm worried it might not meet my expectations...*sigh*

Okay, now that I've gotten that out of my system, back to my first project. Valentino's design team for Fall 2013, created a series of accessories using stud accents.  Handbags, shoes and boots all have been accented with studs.


Ad from Dec. 2012/Jan. 2013 Bazaar Magazine

Valentino handbags and shoes from Bergdorf Goodman.com

Those studs inspired me to purchase this trim from the Moods NYC store...



...which I'm going to use as an accent on Butterick 5821.

B5821

This pattern has been on my to-sew list since it was issued. I understand why it hasn't attracted much attention because the design crew at ButtMcVogue picked the fuggliest fabric EVAH to make this up in.

However, if you look at the line drawing, you can see that this pattern has a lot of potential.  Add to it the laminated ponte that I also purchased from Mood's NYC store and I think I have the opportunity to make an amazing dress.  

Line Art

As I stated earlier, this will be my first sewcation project. I'm hoping that by using my TNT dress pattern as the basis for pattern alterations that this will go together quickly.



Of course I will share all of the details, so stay tuned.  Yeah, my sewcation is starting now!

...as always more later!

25 comments:

  1. I'm looking forward to the "reveals" (is that a word?) of your sewcation. Have fun!

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  2. Oooo, laminated ponte...can't wait to see that!

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  3. I have never heard of laminated ponte! But that dress, with the studs, is going to be ah-mazing! Enjoy your sewcation! I am sorry that mine is half over!!

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  4. Are you going to be playing with your new SM?

    Can't wait to see what you make!

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  5. I can feel your excitement! Can't wait to see the studded outfit. Good luck!

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  6. I am so excited for you.. Sewing vaccation..Oh what fun.. Looking forward to hearing and seeing all the pretty things that will come from the sewing cave..Have fun.. Enjoy your self.. and if you finish one item or 10.. Just have fun..

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  7. And she is off the sewing blocks.....! Good luck being sent your way. The first project sounds fabulous!!

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  8. Oooh! Happy sewing! I love that feeling when you have the pattern, fabric and notions all lined up AND you know you have the time sew!

    Happy Sewcation - I'm looking forward to seeing your creations!

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  9. I am sitting on the edge of my seat, I can't wait to see it.

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  10. You are correct about that pattern. I really like that pattern after seeing the line drawing, that was not the best fabric to use to showcase the dress. Your laminated ponte knit will be perfect for this dress. Love the trim.

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  11. Have a great sewcatiion. That laminated ponte sounds fierce.

    ~Sewjourner

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  12. Wow - this plan looks great. Can't wait to see the finished dress.

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  13. Ooh, studdy embellishments- this ia going to get really interesting!!

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  14. Oh my "ButtMcVogue"... classic!! That gave me a real laugh; thank you!
    Hmmm, laminated ponte, sounds most intriguing... something I've never come across before! I'm looking forward to seeing your finished dress :)

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  15. Enjoy and I'm sure your sewcation will be a huge success and will even surpass your expectations. I'm really looking forward to seeing this project completed as much as you probably are as well. You're such an inspiration!!

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  16. Great fabric and trim for that dress. I picked up that pattern recently and like you the line drawing revealed its potential. Looking forward to the finale.

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  17. Have a great sewcation. Looking forward to seeing the 'studding' dress.

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  18. Happy sewcation. It's going to be great - for all of us. Can't wait to see what you create.

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  19. Good luck on your sewcation Carolyn! I told my guy about your word and he cracked up. We'll all have to use it more often; its a fantastic made up word.

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  20. Oooooo that sounds really nice Carolyn! I can't wait to see this one completed! Enjoy your "Sewcation" and good luck!

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  21. Lucky you, all that time to sew. And I am dying to see what you turn out from "our" fabric.

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  22. Good luck on the Sewcation! I hope it's going well. Mine was spoiled by getting sick, boo. But I managed to get a little sewing in before heading off to Texas so it's not a total loss.

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  23. Ahhh! This is Going. To. Be. Awesome. Can't WAIT to see this dress! Happy sewcation!!

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  24. Enjoy your sewing break. The studs will look great on whatever you make.

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  25. Oh Carolyn! When I grow up, I want to be you!

    What great accomplishments, for this year!

    You make me work hard towards my TNT and keep on inspiring me with every post!

    Thank you and Happy new year to you too!

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