It will come as no surprise that I've been sewing a lot of shirts lately.
Up top and below is a peek at my latest creation, a purple-y gingham with Liberty of London contrast inside collar stand and cuffs for a client. I'm very happy with it.
I've also been working on a shirt for Michael, who celebrates his birthday the week after next. It's a beautiful solid blue with a somewhat psychedelic contrasting inside collar stand and cuffs.
I ran into chic Mr. Kenneth King this weekend at the flea market -- always fun. I may be participating in a Kenneth King-related giveaway in the coming weeks so stay tuned!
Meanwhile, I'm thoroughly enjoying my patternmaking class at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT). We've already drafted princess seams, a bodice with shoulder yoke and shirring, a bodice with midriff yoke and shirring and, next week, sleeves! The class runs through December so there's still lots more ahead.
|Must practice my pinning technique!|
We're not working from a textbook, but rather from handouts we're given each week. Our professor did recommend Patternmaking for Fashion Design by Helen Armstrong, but it's not required. I already own one of the later editions.
If you follow me on Instagram, you already know that last week MPB reader Pam sent me some fabulous shirting she'd picked up in the UK a number of years ago, as well as a pair of deadstock Ralph Lauren pleated wool pants that fit exactly like 1940's pants (i.e. high-waisted, full) though these are from the 80's I believe. I may be blogging about them in more detail in the near future.
|The hem's turned under here; they're quite long. I found the cardigan sweater on the street!|
And that's it! I hope your sewing is going swimmingly and, if the weather's cooling where you live, you're staying warm.
Have a great day, everybody!