The new designer for Kate Spade loves to update the 60's classic silhouettes. Most of her apparel is very elegant and wearable by women of several generations. I've tried on and inspected them in the Charlotte store and the only problem I've had is with some of the fabrics -- not all, but just a few. A couple of years ago she had a fabulous black and white 3/4 length winter coat with a hot pink lining, but the fabric was cotton, Yikes! Who in their right mind wears a cotton coat in the winter unless you live in Florida or southern California. Maybe that's why it was in the Charlotte store. OK enough of that.
Back to the color blocking that I thought was very elegant. I like this jacket and may apply this to a somewhat longer jacket like the Cutting Line Designs Pure & Simple Jacket pattern I've made a couple of, moving the horizontal seam above the bust and leaving the rest unseamed.
|Kate Spade Colorblock Dahlia Jacket|
This dress (what we called the tent dress silhouette in the 60's) also has sophisticated colorblocking. I was thinking of making another Tosca Dress by The Sewing Workshop and adding a band at the hemline.
|Kate Spade Abbie Shift Dress|