Saturday, March 31, 2012
So, how what quality does your work have to be in order for you to consider it, "good." I am pretty rigorous on myself, and it doesn't always serve me well. I can get bogged down in the tiniest details, to the point that I have at least one WIP that's been stalled out for over 15 years (a very nineties boxy top that would actually look great right now, must pull it out). So, how is the Marilyn Monroe day look coming along (and yes, I totally see Michelle Williams wearing this as she channels Marilyn putting on a show. I love a good narrative for my dresses.) I thought about going all Oona on this dress, and adding some sort of color and contrast, but that skill is a gift, and one I don't have. I did think about using some sort of bold orange, but where, how, and in what quantity?? These questions torment me.
Thursday, March 29, 2012
About three or four years ago I made a black silk duponi version of Vogue 9668 to wear to a Halloween Party;
Sunday, March 25, 2012
I bought this fabric - a gold / green silk with embroidered flowers- from a fancy store in Mid-town Manhattan (probably Parons) about ten or eleven years ago. It was the summer just after 9/11, and a whole bunch of my fancy NYC cousins were gearing up to get married. I futzed around with it and a very poorly drafted Vintage Butterwick Pattern, till my then boyfriend pointed out that the whole effect was incredibly frumpy.