Holy Mother of Taffeta!
Do you believe this is what Marc Jacobs did with the exact same fabric I'm making my jacket-and-shorts set out of? I mean, how over-the-top is this dress? The model on the other hand... I know I'm the last person to talk, but is this a guy? She makes Cathy look like Jayne Mansfield.
|Might I suggest a redder lipstick, Morticia?|
Here's the dress again on a somewhat fleshier model (that's a joke, folks).
This dress is from Marc Jacobs' 2010 Fall RTW collection. I think what looks like fringe is actually selvage, since it's the exact same color and weight -- sort of a brassy brown -- though longer than the selvage on my bolt. I'm not sure how I feel about this dress. It's a little glum and you don't really see the daisies. I wonder how many sold.
In other news, readers, if there's one thing I have very little tolerance for it's drama; I try to avoid it at all costs. Yet there's something about drama that can be very exciting and perhaps even engaging to an audience. I want you to know that if, in the days ahead, I come across as anxious and somewhat breathless, it's because I am anxious and somewhat breathless. It's not an act. So, apologies.
Moving right along, using the single welt pocket pieces off a Burda coat I made a few years ago, I practiced making a single welt pocket yesterday. It came out pretty well, though I think I'll try at least once more before cutting into my taffeta.
This morning I purchased a new zipper, an Excella (which is also part of YKK, who knew?). I had it shortened for an additional $1, so the total was $12. The plastic one was $4. Hopefully it will look good on the jacket, since it will be exposed.
Finally, I got two yards of an acid yellow nylon for (possible) lining. For some reason it is impossible to capture accurately in a photo. It's much closer to French's mustard than to the muted yellow it looks like here. It's not a great color for me, but for lining, I think it's the perfect shade and weight.
Finally, is this TMI? I have absolutely fallen in love with my 1940's French yoked boxers, so much so that I have rinsed them out twice by hand and worn them five out of the last seven days. The only downside is that I now must iron my underwear.
In closing, friends, a few questions:
1) Do you like my upgraded zipper?
2) Should I line my jacket with that Italian nylon (which means my pocket bags will be covered and the jacket will be a little heavier)?
3) Marc Jacob's daisy print taffeta ballgown: YEA or NAY?
Happy Monday, everybody!