|~ oh, I think this pix looks a little washed out ~|
Or maybe it's just me.
Anyway the actual names of my clothes are Frankie and Olivia. No, I don't go around naming them, but that's the names given for the patterns from Tina Givens. Frankie includes the crop top and pants. Olivia is the tunic top/dress. I think they go well together.
|~ I mean Frankie just needs somebody else ~|
Without Olivia or someone like her, Frankie would just be too, too...matchy-matchy!
Frankie is made from a deep copper stretch velvet with added wine linen trim that has writing on it! Olivia is made from a slinky knit, I mean really slinky. That's why she needs Frankie both over and under her.
|~ whom has ambushed whom here ~|
|~ a fellow Francophile ~|
...is attempting to read the French script written endlessly across the linen hem of my pants. Alas, it's only going in short vertical bursts on the shirt hem.
It's her lovely hat that ended up with my ensemble (temporarily, of course).
|~ and le Trippen from ebay ~|
Perhaps you can make out the script...ooo, it's probably a love letter, or x-rated?
Oh, and I found out I actually learned something in the making of this outfit. I was just saying to my true love that I'm not really a good sew-er, I just love sewing and the creative aspect of it. I was never really taught and I approach it like I do art-making, by experimenting. Anyway, I remembered I had worked with similar fabrics (stretch velvet with linen trim) a year or two ago and went to look at that dress to see how I had handled it. In looking at it, it suddenly hit me I had hand sewn it all because I couldn't figure out how to sew it by machine back then. wow. And now I can. Now I know to use a very specialized microsharp needle for stretch knits and use a stretch stitch that my Viking is capable of producing. Happy Days, I tell you, happy days.
Back to business here. I'm heading over to Patti's and the Visibles at Not Dead Yet Style. Not to be missed. Catherine's I Will Wear What I Like party. And Cherie's Shoe and Tell. Come on by.
Seeing as I have a hat on, I'm linking to the Style Crone's latest Hat Attack right now!