Saturday, June 05, 2010


Dear Friends and Readers,

I hope you all had a wonderful and blessed week. Aaron finished his board exams last weekend and is finally in the last phase of school. We now wait for his board exams, his graduation, and his transcripts so he can get his license and start working. We’re praying that he can start mid-July, but we’re thinking it’s probably going to be the first of August before all of the paper-work is finalized.

I finally had some good, quiet pattern drafting time this week. I scaled up the Patterns of Fashion 1921 pattern, made a muslin and decided I don’t like the bodice of the original pattern on my body. So, as usual, I redrafted it. I’m making the bodice more of a sheath. I am also adding a curved sash to mount the bodice and the skirt to, thus eliminating the triangles. They just looked to fussy on my frame. Anyway, here is the mock-up. The fashion fabric should has a much better drape than muslin, but you at least get the idea. I hope to start cutting my fashion fabric today and get this thing finished soon :-)


1921 (1)

Have a great weekend!!!

Love Lauren

4 Witty Sentiments:

MrsC (Maryanne) said...

It's alreadt looking gorgeous, I'm sure it will suit you fabulously!

Sarah said...

How beautiful! What an exciting time for you and Aaron!! I will be keeping you guys in my prayers. Does Aaron know where he will be working yet?

The dress is looking stunning! I love the overall style of your muslin and am sure it will only look even more stunning in the final version. I love the 20's styles but unfortunately haven't found a shape from that time that suits me; I'm so hippy and busty right now I just look like a big stuffed sausage in those drop waisted dresses. :P I love the skirt of this one. You will look so beautiful in it.

Me said...


I'm excited to see your finished product!

Congrats. to BOTH of you for surviving and finishing school! :0)

The Dreamstress said...

Very pretty! It definitely looks like a dress that could be too fluffy and overwhelming if done wrong though. But I'm sure you will get it right!