Posted February 24th, 2016, 03:33 PM
PB = Palm Beach
I'm glad you named the colors Margaret because they didn't photograph well at all. I would never have guessed that dress was NAVY. The stitching in fabulous on that dress...actually, it looks like the raw edge was finished with a rolled hem stitch using a fancy thread and then the normal straight stitch to attach the panels of fabric.
I love the beautiful finishing of the neckline and the arm holes too. Is that the same fabric as the upper bodice on the dress? It seems to have a bit more shine to it, but that could just be because it is likely cut on the bias to be more flexible to wrap the edges. It is so well done though, you can't even see the stitching to wrap the edges... I think they must have used a technique called stitch in the ditch where they sewed the bias edge to the dress with right sides together, and then turned it under and sewed again in the seam (to hide the presence of the stitching), hence the name stitch in the ditch.
Can you tell from my description?
I think it is these techniques that elevate the quality of home sewing.
I love all your shirts. Are they all woven fabrics? I've decided that ultimately, I need more woven fabric tops. I think the structure of the fabric and it's ability to better skim the body and have better drape will be more flattering than the knits that I have been wearing.
Also, you can get such better prints in wovens...at least, it seems to me to be that way.
I agree that it seems like a lot of outfits for a shorter trip, but when you are going to be doing as much socializing as you are...it's very fitting.
I like your jewelry choices too...but they are a bit hard to see. The pop of color with the blue top and the purple multi-strand are really nice touches.
I know you are used to your heels, but still, my toes cringe just seeing those pumps!
Some people celebrate their 20th anniversary...
But we know the real party is at 21 years!!!