Debi is traveling on business this week, so she’s asked me to do a guest post.
I’ve chosen my top ten favourite outfits; a very difficult task, believe me, as I’ve loved her sewing projects, and delighted in watching how her skills have improved with time, practice, and helpful advice from other sewists.
I’ll admit to being partial to the 1930s fashions: I think Debi looks great in them. I love the 1940s McCall patterns too but I really enjoy the silhouette and drape of the 1930's patterns on her. Here are the first five of my favourites:
Without a doubt, this is my favourite of Debi’s collection. The simplicity of the lines, the fit, the fabric she chose, and the hairstyle… va-va-va-VOOOM! I’m a lucky man, oh yes, I am.
I particularly like the pleats on the sleeve caps, the stand up collar and the drape of the twelve-gore skirt. It looksamazing on her, and she knows it. Meow!
2. The 1933 'Art Deco Love Dress and Jacket'
(Eva Dress reprint of Butterick No.5756)
A very close second, this was previously my favourite outfit. Katherine Hepburn wore it in the 1933 RKO film “Christopher Strong.”
Photos Courtesy RKO Pictures LLC
I love the way this outfit fits, hugging her waist and hips, then draping away into a full skirt. The jacket has great details like cutout mutton sleeves that gives the outfit a strikingly bold silhouette.
I’ve been hoping that Debi will make another one in blue with Grant Tartan for the jacket, to match me in my kilt when we go to a ceilidh or similar event. The fabric is in the stash now, so it will happen.
3. The 1934 'We Are Made For Each Other Gown'
(Wearing History‘s “Manhattan Melodrama”)