February 20, 2015
The weeks leading up to my trip were so busy that I did not walk into my sewing room one time. MAGIC for me is usually filled with back to back meetings and little to no downtime. Between meetings with suppliers and clients, I am usually relegated to the halls of the Las Vegas Convention Center or the hotel (this time it was the Wynn hotel). I thought that I was going to have a few seconds to take some pictures at MAGIC and around the Las Vegas strip…but honestly I left the hotel twice!(Nevertheless, I was able to test out my new remote control for my camera and take some snaps in my room.)
I chose to pack this outfit for the color. I am seriously obsessed with the color yellow now. You will see a LOT of yellow (in some version of the color) from me in future post!
Before kids, I spent a lot of time hunting vintage stores for great finds and inspiration. I was/am OBSESSED with all things vintage. I love to see how things were constructed before fancy machines and when people had to sew by hand. For this particular vest, I used the Truly Victorian pattern TV405 (HERE).
I altered the shape of the attached vest front and the collar and omitted the sleeves. The vest back and side panels were made with silk shantung fabric. The vest portion was made with a cotton textured fabric. The entire vest was interlined with horsehair canvas and the lined with the self fabric and a pop of silk dupioni. I even added the contrast silk dupioni to the under collars.
The skirt was self-drafted in the same fashion as an earlier post (HERE). I added buttons down the front band. I did not line the skirt.
VEST: DIY Truly Victorian TV405 HERE | SKIRT: Self-drafted | BLOUSE: GAP | HANDBAG: Rebecca Minkoff|SHOES: Seychelles
Until next time…