If you’re not following the Refashioners, you’re missing out. There are even shoes entirely made of jeans! A possible inspiration for Carolyn, who seems to be breezing through a 100% DIY challenge year.
These always catch me by surprise. I’m so not in a mood for fall. But anyhow. What’s no surprise, in the absence of DKNY and DonnaKaran patterns, only two really catched my eye:
Vogue 1514 by Bellville Sassoon, which I would buy only for the bliss of reading the construction details (foundation with boning in a knit dress?!):
Do you recall how critical and skeptical I was about Vogue 1501 by Rachel Comey? Well Katie sew it up not once but twice. Now I wonder how it would look with the top made up in a different fabric than the skirt…
Shortly after I put Pattern Magic 3 on my wishlist, Origami Depth was announced. I love origami in clothing. Plus Pattern Magic 3 did not seem aimed at producing wearable garments, so the dilemma did not last long: I preordered Origami Depth, which was delivered a couple of weeks ago.
The book has ten chapters. It’s spiral bound, which I think is practical since it can be laid open flat as a reference in the drafting process. The pages are of glossy quality with some text, many photos and 2 DVDs. It’s not a must-have in my opinion, considering the number of videos from the author that are out there. It does give useful tips for the drafing processes that are depicted, however, it doesn’t give any more sewing or construction tips than the videos that can be found online. But it’s a nice book to have. To be contemplating and dreaming away about the possibilities…
Makes me want to revisit the bamboo shoot top or do something else altogether…
Have you looked at Hannah?
Is there such thing as a bodysuit for men? Yes, the boxtop!
Being able to sew is worth it, even you if you only buy RTW. If we didn’t no, now we know. But we knew, didn’t we?🙂
And now some other non-goodness too. Vogue Patterns updated/changed their website and as a results, my wishlist disappeared for a few days (it is back now but I have the feeling items are missing :(). And my order history is gone and not to be brought back, according to Vogue. Similar happened to the Vlisco website a few months back: there’s no possibility to view one’s order history anymore, or save a wishlist. From a site that sells “classical” fabrics at prices some might want to think about before giving away the money, you have to search for that special fabric that once caught your eye again and again everytime you visit the site. Not user/customer-friendly at all. Sorry, I had to vent. Now I feel better.🙂 How do you like the new Vogue Patterns site, if you’ve been using the former one?