These lists never work out for me. I never make what I say I will. But, I was so inspired by the women and creativity at PR Weekend Portland, I’ve started a list.
Long term summer: a motorcycle / bomber jacket. I fell in love with this denim backed sherpa from Mill End. At $14 a yard it was a good buy. I immediately thought bomber jacket. Then at Christina’s I tried on her amazing amazing biker jacket.
I’ll also make a forward shoulder, round upper back adjustment and FBA, but this puppy will be mine by fall! But, can I say again how appalled I was at my posture in these (all) photos? Forward thrusting neck, rounded shoulders and all.
I felt like I had the upper body of an 80 year old. Less time at the computer would probably help!
Next: this Badgley Mishcka Vogue jacket on display at Josephine’s Dry Goods in Portland. Drool.
I bought the rest of the bamboo denim off the bolt, ordered the patterns from Christina’s in Seattle on Monday and it was at my house in Baltimore on Thursday.
Again, I need an FBA. But, how fun to try on the garment you wanna make?
Third: Jeans! I bought two pieces of denim at PR Weekend LA (2008). And I won (ok, begged, badgered and pleaded) for the Jalie 2908 stretch jeans pattern. Emile from Jalie was there and I tried her on. Awesome fit and no gaposis. I know, I’m totally the girl who cried denim, but I *really* wanna make some jeans!
In July I’m going to take a stab at a raspberry Anthropologie trench-inspired dress for the PR RTW Knockoff Contest. It sold off their site less than a week after being on. I tried it on in Seattle and it was very flattering on me. I have a few cuts at home that should work just fine.
Truthfully, I know this is enough. But, I’m still thinking sailor pants, trench coat and a blouse or two. Sigh. In all honesty I will probably end up making just one of these! It’s simply the curse of the list.