My Nolan Miller creation is almost done! Still need to hem, understitch, add closures and shoulder pads, and accessorize (found those shoes at the Salvation Army on Tuesday -- perfect!).
Everything in this dress that could be gathered, is gathered: the shoulders, the sleeves, the bottom bodice edge, the top bodice edge, the skirt, the sleeve caps. I think that's the secret to Eighties fashion.
How many miles of thread are headed to the landfill as a result of this garment!
With forecasts in the 60s for the next few days -- and Cathy back from Paris tonight -- I'm hopeful we'll be able to do our photo shoot soon. I sure hope she likes it.
While you're waiting for the real thing, sit back and enjoy this little trip down memory lane as we recall Eighties fashion at its shoulder-padded best:
I'm a native New Yorker and sewing fanatic! I started sewing in 2009 and today make all my own clothes using vintage sewing machines and vintage patterns. I also sew for private clients. Welcome to the warm and whimsical world of Male Pattern Boldness, where the conversation is sewing, style, fashion, fabric, and more!