Every time one of those videos comes out with the teeny tiny bespangled and beflowered couture dresses, I have to watch it about five times. In a world where we are losing the knowledge to do handwork of this sort, I think couturiers are often the repository for that skill base, because people expect it […]
Well, honestly. How did I miss this dress? I kind of love it. Granted, I don’t watch TV so I have no idea who the lady is (Apparently shes on Revenge,and her name is Ashley Madekwe), but I do love her dress. It’s Monique L’Huillier, deconstructed black and white houndstooth. (I don’t have rights to […]
Did you see Anna Wintour’s dress for the Met Gala this year? It’s kind of a chicken/egg thing, for me. Which comes first, the dress that inspires the quilt, or the quilt that inspired the dress?
This dress by Roberto Cavalli, worn by Jenna Dewan at the 2014 Golden Globes got me thinking of how this would really be interesting translated to quilting designs. Wouldn’t it be awesome to have curved crosshatching arcs like those black beads, where they come to that point in the center of a space, and then […]
This image, in particular, made me stop and look up the show on youtube. Something about this whole show is really striking to me. The echoed lines of the flooring, the billowy fabrics, the way it was presented as sculptured stone in a zen garden… the whole thing was really beautiful. Fashion inspiration two days in […]
I saw this at the New York State Museum today, and it reminded me of Lisa, who likes to quilt on satin. I always wondered if quilting was for bedding only, and it seems that, at least for this dress, it was used as decorative embellishment. Wish I could have gotten a better photo, but […]
I’m getting old. When I’m ripping out quilting seams, especially when they’re nested close together and grey-on-grey, I have a much harder time than I used to, seeing what I’m doing. I tend to swear alot and that just doesn’t set a good example for the children. Or my husband. Or anyone nearby, really, although […]
Remember that part in Gosford Park where the servants made fun of one of the lady’s dresses because the lace was cheap machine-made stuff? Poor girl. Well, here’s a site (in Russian) with a collection of handmade laces from the time period. No wonder they mocked that poor woman.
Love this dress. Of course, it’s also a McQueen, which helps. Love that design house. Shoes? Meh. This is a good photo to use for inspiration for clothing when thinking about some of those big bold prints that are out there. The symmetry with a line of smaller print in the middle breaks it up […]