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Vogue 1239 w/ curved kimono sleeves to be used to draft pattern for Balenciaga inspired, buffalo plaid, pleated sleeves/shoulders cape. (will load picture of pattern once drafted.)

black & grey buffalo plaid for Balenciaga cape/jacket. this fabric is lighter than the wool plush Balenciaga used so I'll add a fusible tricot interfacing, at least through the shoulders, to add body. I hope the even lines will make it easier to create the pleats. also, my finished garment will be shorter & I may add side seams & pockets. as long as I can recreate the amazing pleats on shoulders & sleeves, I'll be happy.

Marfy patterns are made in Italy, have no seam allowances & no instructions so, one must be extremely capable. fortunately, I am & usually rework patterns but I think I'll make these as is once before I consider redesigning. I chose this blouse because the yoke is cut on the bias which is one of Armani's methods that cause a garment float on the shoulders. he uses this technique for jackets; I'm also interested in what it does w/ blouses - it is a pretty blouse.

my final Marfy skirt. really beautiful; even better because it combines bias & straight panels of various sizes. & still, only 2 yds of 60" fabric are required & I've got plenty of choices to make both this skirt & the other. can't wait to learn what I'll make.

oh yes! absolutely spot on gorgeous & timely! I want! I could make this. so I will - in grey & black buffalo plaid fabric. I'll make some changes but my goal is the amazing pleats. photos coming as project proceeds. (photo of fabric already pinned.)

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my final Marfy skirt. really beautiful; even better because it combines bias & straight panels of various sizes. & still, only 2 yds of 60" fabric are required & I've got plenty of choices to make both this skirt & the other. can't wait to learn what I'll make.

a Marfy skirt. swingy, full & at the same time trim. interesting yokes. fabric possibilities are interesting. only 2 yds of 60" fabric required & I have so many lengths of fabric 60" wide & 2 yds or more. really looking forward to what I'll make.

another Marfy blouse w/ a slender, curvy fit, great sleeves & neat cuffs. I chose it because so many 3/4 sleeve blouses made in the USA are full at the wrist & my hips are proportionately wide enough. these slender sleeves w/ cuffs hit at the right point & the darts, trimming, etc are very feminine & pretty w/o being frilly. looking forward to the contrast & button possibilities.

Marfy patterns are made in Italy, have no seam allowances & no instructions so, one must be extremely capable. fortunately, I am & usually rework patterns but I think I'll make these as is once before I consider redesigning. I chose this blouse because the yoke is cut on the bias which is one of Armani's methods that cause a garment float on the shoulders. he uses this technique for jackets; I'm also interested in what it does w/ blouses - it is a pretty blouse.

cut in shoulders on wool vest w/ silk trim JIL SANDER Cotton Blouse, www.myhabit.com

silk devore for blouse inspired by silver one.

she is beautiful! this will be an amazing blouse in forest green devore silk! I've got the fabric & will either rework a pattern or drape it. I wish I could take photos of the images in my mind.

vest same length (Ralph Lauren - Fall 2010)

crop it, remove buttons & sleeves, cut-in armholes, soften collar, use my fabric & trim, close w/ leather ties! (Burberry patterned-sleeve trench)

vest fabric w/ bleeding stripes silk trim (left is yellow, right a deep claret, both bleed into white at center)

vest fabric w/ silk tie dye trim (colours affected by camera & lighting)

take a collar like this. crop to waist. make double breasted. no sleeves, cut in armholes. close w/ 1 inner button & 2 ties - an asymmetrical look. unlined in a heavy grey wool w/ coloured silk tipping/piping. (pictures as it proceeds). = warm vest for chilly Houston days when a little extra warmth is welcome. wear up north too when visiting. (excuse to visit @Deirdre McQuade)

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    illness delays projects but needn't prevent them forever.