Saturday, August 8, 2020

2020 Summer Sewing

I have been working on a collection of outfits for my 
2020 Fall Fashion Fiesta

The collection will highlight the theme of the Roaring 20's with a a bit of Art Deco included. I am pretty excited about what I have already been able to work on, since spending so much more time "en casa" these days... 

My closet "stash" of outfits ready and waiting is slowly growing. About a week ago, I went and looked through all of the hangers... and there were actually things I already had forgotten that I had made!

Today I thought I would share a post about how I re-design an outfit. 

I found this beaded silk top on Ebay.  Ordered it. 

When it arrived it was even more beautiful than I had expected.

However, the neckline was way too high. 

Besides looking dated and "old" I imagine it would also be uncomfortable and scratchy, too.

I decided to remove the high neck first. 

I remembered that recently 
I received a donation of some fantastic pieces 
of jewelry. I sorted through what 
I had over at my studio, 
and came back with a few 
that may work.

Then, started messing around with the necklaces. 

Not bad. 

Then I tried this one and I think this is it! 
Perhaps it is too "blingy" bright, tho.

I turned it wrong side out and the gold is muted a bit. 
Yes. This is what I want...

and, it will look great with the colors in some of my other designs! 

A few hours of hand-sewing later, 
an almost finished top. 

 The next step will be designing the skirt which is being created from a set of drapes that also were a donation from one of my clients. She thought the fabric was too interesting to just throw away when she replaced her window coverings.

I agree. . . And, I LOVE it when people think of me! 

Tomorrow I will tackle the skirt. 

Hmmm.  Maybe I will add sleeves. 

Stay tuned to get more details about the Fall Fashion Fiesta. 

November 2020  /  Rocky Point, Mexico


Will you be in town? Interested in modeling? 

Well, when you return to RP this fall, bring a pair of shoes that have a vintage flair to them... 1920s style or any "Mary Jane" style shoes.

See you soon!