mccall 6171 in action
so we spent half my sister’s inheritance at the rome location of etro. seriously, i am pretty sure there has been an economic stoppage in rome this week because we have returned to native soil.
but don’t think i left empty-handed (i didn’t) or without ideas (i didn’t).
behold this beauty from etro….
for which picture i was nearly evicted from the store in spite of my sister’s efforts at economic stimulus for the EU. i was in deep, passionate LOOOOOOOVE. and then i felt the leather. it was a little…meh. and it was a lot…of moolah. and i found myself returning to my original hypothesis of why we sew. spend 1750 (euro, so about $2000) on a jacket? or make one — in any color i want — for less than 1/4 of that price? i can even get etro fabric at mood!
i will be bringing this photo to my sit-n-sew this weekend and begging the incomparable kenneth king to help me draft this pattern. also on this weekend’s agenda:
- trouser moulage
- pattern magic pattern-drafting
- fitting vogue 1207 for a piece of gorgeous panel versace (from mood)
- inspiration for pieces of pucci and valentino (from mood – hey, i did a lot of retail therapy this summer. might as well own it!)
- muslin-ing my next two chanel jackets
if experience serves, it will be an exhausting and inspiring weekend. i’m also packing a few easy projects so i can force myself in the evenings to chill out and take a break. i’ve been so overwhelmed by my UFO pile that i had to fold all the leftover summer projects and put them away for a while…but i want to work on some of the leftover fall projects, at least, with a clean conscience…