Sunday, February 12, 2012

It must be spring fever....inspiration and shop talk.

Yes, I'm still looking at spring clothing.  The temps are in the teens and 20's here today with a little bit of snow.

Today's inspiration look is a classic shirtdress:

This is the Ramsey Shirtdress by Elie Tahari.  It has a little bit of retro charm.  Details:  short sleeves, spread collar with hidden placket, knee length, and smocking detail at the waist in the front. Fabric:  cotton/nylon/spandex.  Price tag:  $248.00.  Check out the detail at Neiman Marcus - apparel for her, modern mix, dresses.  Zoom in and check out the sleeve detail and the smocking detail.  I would love to hear someone's take on the how to recreate the sleeves.

To recreate, use the "Liverpool" tunic pattern by Amy Butler.  It is very close to the silhouette in the picture. Changes would be the hidden button placket, the smocking at the waist, and the sleeve detail.

I have added several Indygo Junction patterns at the eBay store. There is still time to participate in the contest.  The deadline is March 12, 2012.  I would love to hear about your entry.  We could even showcase it here if you want.

Happy Sewing!

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