We couldn't have wished for a more glorious first day of Spring.
It was the perfect occasion for my cousin Cathy, still a little jet-lagged from her Paris-New York flight, to model my latest creation, McCall's 9037, the Joan Collins wrap dress.
As always, Cathy proved herself a trouper. She wasn't completely sold on the Eighties look, but when I told her to "think vintage Thierry Mugler," her eyes lit up. The rest, as they say, was a piece of gateau.
As always, this is more than just a photoshoot, but also a journey into the life of a complex, albeit highly glamorous, woman.
If you'd like to see this slideshow full size -- highly recommended -- please click on any image and watch it in my Picasa gallery from start to finish (click "view all" and then "slideshow" in the upper left hand corner). It's a veritable thrill-ride.
I'm a native New Yorker and sewing fanatic! I started sewing in 2009 and today make all my own clothes using vintage patterns and vintage sewing machines. Welcome to the warm and whimsical world of Male Pattern Boldness, where the conversation is sewing, style, fashion, fabric, and more!