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Saturday, March 10, 2012

to brainstorm two outfits

We are going to begin two different outfits here.  Both are, ummm....  "business suits".

Wait. It might be against the law to call these fabulous proposed ensembles by such a designation.

The fabrics.  Oh my, the fabrics.....

The first fabric is a sumptuous turquoise knit, richly textured.  The knit has a soft yet substantial hand that drapes in gentle folds.

And here is one design idea for the turquoise suit (I can't bring myself to call it a business suit, though it will be very classy and professional):
The jacket would be a short sleeved, unlined beauty to accent the waistline.  The neckline can be open down to bust level, at which point the jacket will close with a discreet hidden snap placket.  At the banded waist (I can ruch the waist piece a bit at center front-- very graceful), pretty buttons and loops will flatter the waist point.  A semi-flared peplum hem further adds to the waist-focus of the jacket.  I would cut the elbow-length sleeves to be a bit flared as well, to echo the flare of the peplum.

The jacket can be worn over a simple, sleek sheath dress of the same turquoise textured fabric.  The dress will be sleeveless and fitted, with a slit center front neckline, a back zipper, and a narrow skirt of the "wiggle" variety.  There will be a center back slit for ease of movement at the knee length hemline.

And now, second ensemble:

The fabric for the second outfit is an outstanding wool knit in day-glo golden yellow.  It is a smooth knit with lots of rich body.

 And here is an idea for the sunshine wool knit's dress and matching jacket:

The dress can be of the same design as the sheath described for the turquoise fabric above. (sleeveless, slit center front neckline, fitted, and knee length with a center back slit at the hemline)

The jacket will be fitted like the sheath dress over which it is worn, showing off the shapely fit of the ensemble.  The jacket will be knee length, open-front, collarless, embellished with patch or in-seam pockets, and will feature 3/4 length sleeves which have little slit details at their hems.

This whole post is especially for a certain beautiful customer for whom I am pleased and honored to create custom clothing.  She and I will be corresponding out of the public "eye" (just email me, A.!) to work out all the details and brainstorms regarding these two outfits.  I am delighted to post our first tentative plans in this public post, though, just to give everybody else ideas and inspirations for great outfits.  Please contact me by regular email ( to set up some correspondence with me about ways I may help you to enhance your own wardrobe.  Thanks!!   -Kathleen

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