The final theme for Project Sewn is Signature Style, how fun. Add in Coletterie Wardrobe Architect to give us the opportunity to really think about what shapes, styles and colors we wear and what a great combination.
If I could, I would dress up everyday. Think of the late 1950’s to early 60’s, before everyday casual came into prominence. I don’t collect vintage, but I love vintage influences. I’d be happy to see matchy-matchy shoes and bags make a comeback, especially ladylike handbags. Give me lace, pearls, and bows, girly for grownups.
My pattern for this, Vogue 8413, view D, minus the collar.
The lace was a sale piece I found at Haberman Fabrics with an ivory lining. Since it was the second time with the same pattern, I already had it marked for fit. I did a muslin the first time and made my regular short person adjustments.
The matchy-matchy clutch bag is made from some sample upholstery fabric from the sample room the Interior Design Department has at the college where I work. Once a year they clean it out and have a big give away.