|On the way to Baltimore|
On the very first day of our French jacket seminar, the entire sewing group went to Mendel Goldberg Fabric store in New York. I popped in there just for a few minutes because I knew that despite the gorgeous fabrics you find in the store, the prices are extremely hight and start from $100 a yard (not even a metre!). My heart stopped beating for a few moments when I laid my eyes on the amazing fabric in this store, but it was too much for my budget. Instead, I went to B&J where I bought this lovely summer tweed for a jacket and skirt (3 yards) and crêpe-de-chine (4 yards) for a reasonable $200 in total. Well, I totally understand that Mendel Goldberg sell exquisite luxurious fabric from Dior, Chanel etc, but what I got was pretty much comparable in quality. After lunch, our group stopped at M&J Trimming to add trimms and buttons to our shopping bags.
My inspiration for the jacket (young, vibrant and happy) came from the Channel Resort 2012 collection and a piece in Burdastyle 02/2013 #107.
What attracted me most in these designs was the nice balance of neckline and hemline: casual and relaxed yet elegant and feminine. Let's see what happens at the first fitting!