Friends, the BurdaStyle halter dress is finished and the photo shoot completed!
Actually, the dress still needs a few tweaks, but nothing visible from the outside. Both Leah and I love the look of the dress strapless as well as with halter straps, so I'm going to make the straps button-on so she can remove them whenever she wants to. Leah came up with that idea; I was thinking velcro.
Unfortunately, I think I should wait until the BurdaStyle sew-along formally ends next week to show you the full photo shoot -- I don't want to get sued or anything. Picture all the glamour and thrills of a Cathy photo shoot, only without the occasional 5 o'clock shadow.
We all love Cathy, but Leah is a such pleasure to work with and -- I hate this about her -- doesn't have any bad angles. Just like Lana Turner.
I enjoyed playing photographer for a change but it's a lot of work -- especially if you're also the stylist, the gopher, the director, and the location scout.
As you can see up top, my vintage luggage set (the one with the permanent stink) is prominently featured in the shoot (and sadly, may find it's way into the Daily Ditch) and this classic image appears as well.
Identify it and win....well, the satisfaction of being right! And speaking of the Daily Ditch, here's what's getting tossed today:
This milk glass vase used to be somebody's old lamp base (hence the hole in the bottom). I've had it for a zillion years, half-a-zillion of which were spent in my closet. Let someone else enjoy it.
Not all of Cathy's accessories are fabulous. This handbag looks like something Ruth Buzzi carried on Laugh-In (Anyone remember that?).Out it goes.
I often enjoy Bollywood musicals, but some are duds. Next stop, Salvation Army.
Now, here's an example of the Magic of the Daily Ditch.
When I went to drop off a bag of Cathy's shoes at the Salvation Army yesterday, I found this beautiful Alvar Aalto vase, in its original box, for $5.99. Yes, $5.99.
A very good deal indeed and I immediately felt better about that horrible Huskylock serger.
It occurs to me that some of you might be interested in seeing all of my Daily Ditch items to date in one place. You can view them here.
Readers, I'm off to put some buttonholes in halter straps and continue digging myself out of my junk. You?
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, in addition to sewing for private clients. Welcome to the warm and whimsical world of Male Pattern Boldness, where the conversation is sewing, style, fashion, fabric, and more!