Thursday, April 29, 2010

Chanel moderne

... or something like that. This fabric just screams modern to me. Actually, as it hangs on the dress form sans sleeves, the term bullet-proof vest comes to mind...

It's a loose, bulky wool boucle with black taffeta strips stitched on top. My trim choices have gone out the window at this point so back to square one. Which means; more shopping for me :) There can not be anything frilly about this jacket, the trim will be selected after I attach the sleeves and test pockets. The good news is I'm starting to get the hang of the Chanel construction technique, everything is moving along at a brisk pace. Could there be one for moi in the near future?

Friday, April 23, 2010

Giveaway Winners

The two winners are: Mae and Bunny :) Congratulations!
Please email me where to send the magnifiers - bjorum at mac dot com

Thank you for the warm welcome back. I've started another Chanel project with fabric I bought at Parons. I was meaning to make something for myself but I HAD to have this fabric even though the color is not right for me... so another one for DD. The only way I can justify it is that she's wearing the heck out of the first one... and, that just working with this exquisite fabric and the Chanel technique is a reward in and of itself. The Balmain is being worked on in between, the beading is time consuming so frequent breaks are required :))

Monday, April 19, 2010

Still Standing

I love NYC, I love Broadway. But I'm glad to be home.

The Balmain isn't done, but I did find SOME time to work on it. I also found time to SHOP... Our hotel was just a few blocks from the garment district, just dreamy. DH made friends with everyone at M & J Trimming, and also with the owner at Mood Fabrics, - we had to ship boxes home... Think it's a good thing we don't reside in NYC...

The weather was all over the place. Freezing (all the cashmere in the world couldn't keep me warm), and then a heatwave (95). DD returned from the Rockefeller Center ice rink stating she should have brought her bathing suit cause it had turned into a pool :))

And now I think it's time for a giveaway:

There were so many entries for the last magnifiers, so this time I'm giving away TWO :) All countries welcome as always.

Just leave me a comment on this post and I will add your name in the random drawing, to be done on Friday, April 23.

I hope to get back to sewing soon. It's been a long two months and DH and I will only get busier in the coming months, but I need it BAD in order to keep my sanity. I still need to unpack, though...