Easter was a sunny day the temps won't sound warm to you but here in Alaska they are to us.
I'm finally wearing my 1940's retro dress with pink gloves found on Etsy (they are darker than shown here). I had some looks at the gloves as people do not see this anymore, that's okay I'm starting a trend here in Homer! There is no reason why we can't go back to the beautiful styles of the past!
Sleeve inside work
Chanel report! These sleeves are in the jacket and I am on the very final step of hand sewing the pockets on. I have 75 hours into this and a world of new techniques learned. I encourage anyone to try one of these jackets using Claire Shaeffer's Vogue pattern on making an authentic Chanel. It looks plain but oh it is not on the inside, nothing simple about making one of these and it's so comfortable and feels so heavy when you pick it up. I'm hoping 100 years from now someone somewhere looks at the inside and says 'This is a couture garment all hand sew and not made in factory assembly line in China.
This image from a Couture book inspired me to go in this direction. Made years ago, no label it's recognized as a couture garment years and years later.