i’m never sure if it’s the designer or the style critic in me, maybe a combination of the two, but inevitably, i never find what i’m looking for to wear to events. this time around, i shopped all sorts of places- online, in-store, expensive, inexpensive, close-out, just-in… and still, didn’t see anything i’d consider.
it doesn’t help that i can see in my head exactly what i want. i’ve been consuming mad men, and joanie’s style has been calling. i have several vintage dresses that fit like a glove- my shape is now being defined as mid-century. and so, of course, last minute, i decide to make something. inspiration: chanel, mad men. timeline: 3 days. here’s what i came up with. to see all photos, click
the top half starts shaping up, that stand-up collar was just what i wanted
the two halves before i joined them…
almost done, just the armhole finishing and hem are left.
me, the dress and doug from bellevue nordstrom. thanks to jen for the photo!