Sunday, April 25, 2010

start the dress

Here's a basic mid-century bodice being made my quick way: designed on the fly, flat lined and hustled together to decent effect.

Decided to use 2 fabrics from my stash that I dislike so throwing them together may improve both if I play my cards right. The orange fabric does NOT match the plaid. It is shot with bright yellow and electric red but neither color is in the plaid. Bad color combos (by 1950s standards) CAN really add interest.

First, pieces cut out in fashion fabric AND a sturdy backing fabric and stitched together as one.

1 comment:

  1. Hey Lisa!
    I share your costuming philosophy, though I'm surprised it's yours - you always look fabulously turned out, as if you'd spent months. Kudos! Or do I mean Kudus?