Finally back after a busy holiday season. I got a special holiday treat of fabric shopping in Paris and London. Janssen & Janssen in Paris was the absolute highlight of the trip for me. While drooling over the exquisite fabrics there, I met fellow blogger Julie from jetsetsewing.com. Check our her site as she posted some great pics of the inside of Janssen.
Janssen does have the most georgeous fabrics in the world with prices to match. Fortunately I had the good sense to take my husband shopping at Chanel first, so the cost of fabric to make my own Chanel jackets seemed like a virtual steal! The trims were equally pricy but unlike anything else. Some of my selections:
Also some of my fabrics:
I also managed to complete a fancy lace top to wear New Year’s Eve with black skinny pants. It is entered in the Fancy Fabrics Challange on the Threads Magazine website. Link to the site: http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/34231/mcqueen-modified
Here are some photos:
And some closeups of the details.
This is a pic from the Alexander McQueen show at the NYC Met several years ago. I fell in love with this design but felt it needed modifying to be wearable, at least where I would go.
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Now that the holidays are over I hope to post every week, usually Mondays. I always love comments.