Sunday, May 29, 2011
PR Weekend Inspiration
If looking is good, manhandling and photography is even better. Looking at her jackets finally convinced me that the next Chanel jacket I make has to have the classic quilted lining, which I've always avoided doing. The jackets were so beautiful, substantial yet completely light, and draped almost like a cardigan.
She also talked about chains, and their ability to provide weight to garment hems. I used a chain on the hem of my Chanel jacket, but I like her method better, and the weight of chain that she used. She also used it in the hems of skirts to make them hang properly, which had never occurred to me. Look at the photo at left, with narrow silver chain sewn along the entire hem, including the slit. Brilliant.
As a self-taught sewist, Angela has made up her own rules and it was refreshing to have a presentation by a successful designer who doesn't seem to have a list of dos and don'ts that are more important than using your creativity and figuring out what works for you.
Elizabeth) and Claudine's green silk quilted dress. It's absolutely amazing, and my picture comes nowhere near doing it justice. Check out her blog for more details; I can't even describe it adequately other than to say if there was one sewist's closet that I could transfer to my house, it would be hers. (Of course all the clothes would have to drastically change size, but it's my fantasy.)
6/08 #108 dress. Isn't it cute? Isn't she cute? That dress was actually on my to-sew list back in 2008. I'm not sure why it slipped down the list, but it's moving back up again just as soon as I decide on a fabric to use for it.