Plain is a good description of my latest project - pants from CLD's one-seams and a shell from her Hearts A Flutter pattern. The result is a column of dark navy.
The fancy part was the fabric - one of those Super 120 wools. I was shopping with several sewing friends when I bought it and, therefore, under the influence. It was worth it though. This fabric is light and yet buttery, warm when you want warm, and cool when you want cool. And lovely to sew.
But now I want details. And just in time, Vogue announces new spring patterns. There are some fabulous details to be found there:
Ralph Rucci does it again in Vogue 1437. I don't even care what the rest of the pattern contains. I am swooning over the in-seam pockets and the amazing cuff. Actually it reminds me of an amazing sleeve that Diane Ericson created in one of her patterns. I must pull that out and try it again. Sadly, my first try must be labeled a lemon.
|Look at the use of piping and those crafty bound button holes. Oh. My. Goodness.|
Vogue 1443 by Sandra Betzina did not seem interesting at first, though it includes unusual sleeves. This close-up of the button holes and a glimpse of her use of piping has me rethinking this one. Details are what made her TV show such fun.
|And this is just so sweet. I have the perfect fabric for it.|
Vogue 1436 is a design by Anne Klein. It is just the right combination of plain and fancy. I love it in this pretty blue-purple but I have a printed piece recently purchased from Marcy Tilton that will be just right, I think.
Speaking of Marcy Tilton, she came through with two terrific and totally wearable patterns too. I am particularly happy to see that the pieces do not require knits. Though I love knits, details really require more stable fabrics, I think.
|Vogue 9081. I am intrigued by the dress with its slight bell shape.|
It's time to try fancy. I might even try a fancy recipe but tonight we're going out to eat.