It’s Fur Season

Fuzzy fabrics abound!  In every store window these days are fur-covered garments – coats, skirts, boots, purses.  The ladies in sewing club were even talking about dabbling in fur collars and trims.  I don’t know if I can do it.  It isn’t a moral stand (I’m dying to get into leathers!) – sorry PETA.  Won’t all those hairs get stuck in my machine?

Now for your viewing pleasure, some windows at Saks Fifth Avenue:

BTW-I totally wish I had somewhere to wear those boots!!

Marc, We Have to Talk

Pop quiz!  Where was this outfit first seen:

A)  Ice cold Alaska

B)  My Great Aunt Ida at her 90th birthday

C)  Marc Jacobs runway show

If you said B, you were wrong (I don’t even have an aunt Ida!).  But if you oddly guessed Marc Jacobs runway show, you’d be right.  I love dark, crisp brown.  This, eh, nope.  But these items are absolutely I Can Sew That projects!

First up the skirt.

Looks pretty straight forward (although the top of the skirt is hard to see.)  Basic A-line.  Measure your wait, draw a straight line down to your desired length.  As for the defining feature – the pleat – no problem!  So simple.  I’ve already done it for this pattern…

As for the top…looks like my first project ever!

Anyway, for all my Marc bashing, I dig the pieces, just not the palate.  And since my jacket for myself is done, and all I have left to do is mom’s lining.  So perhaps ones of these garments will be up next!

Accessorizing for the Inaccessible

Style is more than just the clothes you wear.  I appreciate men and women who can make statements with a single bracelet or hat.  Accessorizing has never been my strong point.  I figure if I remember to put on pants, I did a good job (and therefore deserve ice cream).  But even if I don’t usually wear them, I totally dig bold accessories.  So perhaps these new bedroom items from Viktor & Rolf are an excellent option for a closet-accessory freak.