Wednesday, May 24, 2006

as if I didn't have enough to worry about


jacket
Originally uploaded by Needleworks, Inc..
Little Miss Classy & Fabulous has been taunting me from her perch on the craft table. We had a really lovely photo shoot (on location at my parents' house in NJ) and I told her to chill at The Works for a while.

Is she content to hang out and relax while I try to race my way through the many unfinished projects that are weighing heavily on my mind? No. She's not. She wants some attention.

So Miss C & F and I are totally obsessed and inspired by Chaiken's Fall 2006 collection (apparently we can still knit capes and be fashionable!). All the cute little jackets - we want to make one! Now Miss C & F will not have the soft drape that they do, nor will she be black, but I'm using the designs as a jumping off point.

Now since I can't get my hands on a Chaiken jacket, I'm considering one of favorites that's currently in my closet. I love the basic shape and the 3/4 sleeves. I think it will not, however have the same banded collar and instead have a rounded neck. Much like the Chaiken jacket, but also a *lot* like a classic Chanel, given Miss C & F's tweedy, boucle tendencies.

Next stop, buying some muslin to make a pattern. She will be full fashioned - none of this top down in the round nonsense. Miss C & F is an old-fahioned kind of girl.

Wish us luck.

4 comments:

john said...

good luck, you two.

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