So this week’s Favorite Things have sort of a antiquated, androgynous, pirate flavor to them:
1) It starts with… well… a little purchase off of Etsy , what else. It is this ingenious recycled cuff that I have had my eye on for a while. After selling a few things, I can really justify anything …and that is very dangerous.
2) I have been looking at this picture for the last six months. I really love it. I know nothing about Poiret… but when my boss gave me this I found the jacket vest combo was inspiring. It has been at the top of historical file of inspiration (kind of like I have for fashion)… I keep stuff in there for research and for interesting shapes and details. I was going to enter a make it in wool back in like October, with a motorcycle jacket/ vest peeking out the bottom a la the picture but … just not so good with dead lines. I could not find the right zippers in time for the contest (damn zippers). Well, I have been making good process this last week.
3) Here is a close-to-finished motor cycle jacket (not pressed or top stitched). It is made out of a B. Black wool from a couple of years ago. My favorite part is the AWESOME skull printed silk charmeuse lining! I (think) I like the shorter length of this jacket and I really don’t think I would go peplem like in the picture, so it is got a 21st century up date. That nice big collar is yummy. My own look has a more steampunk feel to in then the Poiret picture*
4) Here is the vest I did. I really wanted a vest that looked good open or shut. And had the length of the vest in Poiret picture. The result is rad and now I want to make it in a couple of different fabrics as well as create a graded pattern for it to sell. Vest are really simple to make and don’t take a lot of fabric…. NICE. My friend Jessica said that the vest reminded her of a gun holster…. So I guess it’s my gun holster vest. I wanted it to feel like it a tank top that dipped under my arms when opened and then looked like a fitted vest when closed. *
5) I am going to end with something that I did NOT buy on etsy. I think that balance is good… and so is refraining. Although this cute slip make me evoke Veruca Salt: “don’t care how, I want it now!” I don’ t need it. I am happy with out it. Actually, I am happier with out it.
*These pics are just sneak peeks. I want to try to recreate the Poiret picture when I am done with the clothing so better pics will follow. So stay tuned…. or don’t whateves.