The article that intrigued me was called, "Draft New Necklines for Basic Patterns."
I've wanted some new basic colored sheath dresses for fall. You know in navy blue, red, and orange...all from fabrics in the collection. However, I didn't want to make a whole bunch of lined sheath dresses using my TNT dress pattern. I'd been eyeing some sheath dresses from RTW with different necklines and I really didn't want to purchase a whole lot of patterns to get these changes. This article solves my challenges.
So through the fall and winter I will be adding a couple of new sheath dresses to my wardrobe and I'm using the article in Threads to get my new necklines. I'm kinda thrilled about that!
The other article that caught my eye was the one that's featured on the cover, "Gorgeous Embellished Fabrics." I've been drooling over this Valentino dress from the Fall 2013 collection that's been featured in all of the September fashion magazines.
It's a little elaborate for my everyday life. However, I keep thinking that I can find a lace somewhere in the garment district or at Mood that will work with my lifestyle and allow me to make my version of this dress. Hopefully, I will get to this before the season changes...we'll see!
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Last night I saw the movie, "The Butler". I really liked the movie. Although I don't know how I missed the fact that it was going to have such a historical perspective...which was emotional for me since I was a little girl in the 60s. Anyway, if you get a chance, go see it.
I follow the blog, Couture Allure Vintage Fashion Blog, and she did a blog post on the fashion in the movie. The costume designer, Ruth Carter, did an interview and it's included in the post. It's pretty interesting, so check it out.
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I got this in the mail yesterday also. Isn't it adorable?
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I don't know if I'm sewing today. It's been a busy week and I'm a little tired. I really feel like just lazing around, watching TV, surfing the internet and doing nuthin'!
...as always more later!