Lots of ground to cover today so let's get to it.
First, thank you for all your encouragement to apply to be on the Great American Sewing Bee or whatever that show is going to be called. I'm just wondering if television would ruin my film career; Mr. Mayer thinks it's just a fad.
I received two new patterns in the mail today.
Did I mention that I'd picked up Butterick 6164 (from 1992, and how) on eBay earlier this week? I'm going to muslin the shorts in View C. I'll probably add a front fly to make them more masculine looking. And no florals or Elaine Benes hair.
My goal is something like these Comme des garcons culottes.
I picked up a swatch of this charcoal gray worsted wool today at Mood. I'm not really a black person, though black is also a possibility.
I also looked at (and lovingly caressed) some gorgeous genuine lambskin, which I thought I'd use to make something like the tee shirt/vest up top, or the sleeveless version below.
The vest doesn't have to be leather, but the lambskin is so incredibly soft and luxurious. It could be black, white, or just about any other color or color combination.
I also saw this striking floral cotton print that looks almost like a photograph. I think these are irises but I'm not certain. I couldn't decide if I wanted to commit to it, however, so I came home with only a swatch.
I could see it as this Miyake jacket (the other pattern that arrived today, Vogue 1541, from 1994).
And speaking of Miyake, I also picked up a swatch of this pleated polyester. I love the way it looks but I'm not sure I'd know what to make with it. Any ideas?
I'm not sure if I've mentioned that our March Mood projects are supposed to be inspired by something from the 2014 spring/summer fashion shows: hence all this designer name-dropping. That's not normally my style.
And that's it! I hope your projects are going well and that you're staying warm. We're expecting more snow on Monday -- hard to believe but true.
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