Definitely not Prada. Not skinny and tall, and wispy and blonde, just lace encrusted me after all, and so happy I finally got to take these photos to show you!
and decided that buttons tacking down folds on the overly exuberant collar might make the top wearable
The collar is interfaced with Fashion Sewing Supply’s Pro Fusible Woven and has enough high stiffness to make me feel a bit like Elvis Presley during the Las Vegas years (smirk)
I love the way this top fits, which is great since I didn’t have time to make a muslin but had to work from flat pattern measurements. I deviated only in inserting a side zip instead of the called for hook and eyes.
I thought I would never get the time to document this outfit. It’s hard to get me, the clothing, and accessories, and camera in the same place at the same time and then get good shots. Carving out the time seems to be getting tougher too. Or is it just my imagination?
I do have to remind myself that I spent 5 weeks traveling this Fall but I seem to have very little memory of the past few months. Our Southern California trip was eventful as we were cut off from a good number (maybe a quarter?) of would be attendees by the fires that broke out that weekend, shutting down the expressways. The show was good for us, we sold well in spit of the horrible economic outlook. Seeing my brothers and sister for an early Thanksgiving dinner after the show was over was lovely as I haven’t seen them all together in a few years. I’m happy that they are all in good health and doing very well.
I have sewn up a few other things I’ve not shown you but not near as much Fall and Winter sewing as I had planned. At least HusPartner’s gotten a new Zegna shirt so now he loves Michael’s Fabrics, too!!!!
And my friend “D” will be getting a smashing new wool vest to wear to work in his shirt sleeves this Winter. He loves style and fashion and I really want to spoil him just a tiny bit because when it comes to graciousness and manners this man teaches me lovely new things each time I see him. So naturally I want to dress him. Is that a “girl thing”? Maybe, eh?
It’s been lovely to have these few hours to write and share with you all and to ponder the fates of sewing at The Stitchery.
More soon, I do hope.