Two of my favorite contemporary lines for inspiration are Vince and Theory. The Vince Fall Trunk Show and the Theory Fall Trunk show are up on Neiman Marcus' site, and I'm psyched by some of the pieces. I'm into simple, easy and elegant and I found these pieces that fit all those criteria, not coincidentally the same criteria for the patterns and silhouettes I sew. So here's a preview of my upcoming projects, the fabrics and patterns.
Here is a versatile pullover by Theory at Neiman Marcus in a dark expresso brown knit. The turtleneck and sort batwing sleeves are trimmed in ribbed knit. They describe it as a loose, boxy fit with a mid-thigh length. How easy will this be able to do using view B, the tabard in Louise Cutting's Of the Moment pattern, laying the pattern center front on the fold, then using the neckline template and collar for the 2x4 pattern view with the standing collar. I alaready have just the fabric -- a nice ribbed knit in the same color.
|Theory pullover from Neiman Marcus|
|Ribbed knit from Casual Elegance Fabrics|
Continuing with the Of the Moment pattern, how about another easy one from Vince? Here is a single layer chunky knit coat with leather trim at the edges. Wow, here's some Italian charcoal wool knit boucle with a fleece hand and a quality faux leather that could pass for lambskin. Add a loop and a button at the side seam. How hard is this going to be!
|Vince Leather Trim Coat Neiman Marcus|
|Vince Hooded Drape coat at Neiman Marcus|
|Burda Style 11-2007 #126|
|Fine alpaca boucle from Michael's Fabrics, Baltimore|