What we’ve been working on:
- A red carpet catsuit for an author
- A very special three-piece suit for a very special – and very tall and curvaceous – client!
- A top-secret B-movie inspired piece for an enthusiastic, fantastic woman!
- Re-doing an entire cloak project because I’m being a BINCH about it
Mostly Melbas this week – a new pattern from Muna & Broad. Love its simple lines which allow an excellent fabric to really show off. I’ve been adding patches on the back as well. Also a few more Yesterday Dresses by Caramiya – all with added ruffles for sleeves.
Where can we find inspiration in ruffles?
Getting back in touch with my RUFFLER attachment
Old school ruffle inspo: Folkwear Childhood Dreams
Kelly’s favorite gathering technique
Ruffle vs. flounce
My Creature from the Black Lagoon hat (gill ruffles) OMG, that’s amazing – just the thought is inspiring!
My favorite movie ruffles: Sadie Frost’s costumes as Lucy, in 1992 Bram Stoker’s Dracula (by costume designer Eiko Ishioka, who won the Academy Award for Costume Design that year)
I follow the hashtag #RufflesForDays https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/rufflesfordays/ as it’s not too overwhelming but a very inspirational mix of ready-to-wear, couture, and handmade.
Katie Kortman is an endless source of inspiration. Here’s a link to a great ruffled addition: https://www.instagram.com/p/CcK6-nvvCrg/
Does anything new catch your eye?
Nina Lee Carmel jumpsuit pattern: Wide leg, high waisted, to hip size 58”
Helen’s Closet Free Orchard Top & Dress: sleeveless with bias binding, 62” hip
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