Seamstresses amaze me! It's like watching someone play the piano....it's mind boggling how those hands know just where to go and what to do to create amazing art. I recently found this hand made vintage skirt and the details are such that are almost unheard of in modern times.
The hand sewn and placed rick rack....along with a curved pocket...
Notice that the wales of the corduroy are perfectly aligned. A detail too tedious to be attempted nowadays.
The way the seamstress waved the rick rack....what a charming detail!!
The beautiful button! What's so cool is that, so often, we would figure, "Meh, whatever, it's in the back. Who's going to see it?!" But not this clever woman! She chose an eye catching large button to make even the back of the skirt exceptional!
And one of my favorite add ons....
A Christmas themed lining in the pockets. What's really fabulous about this detail is that from the outside edges of the pocket, you can see some sort of design. It keeps the pockets from completely blending in with the skirt. But it's not until you look on the inside that you actually see where that design is coming from.
There is a blogging segment that features and even specializes in sewing. Again, it's a skill that I just don't possess. But to get inspired or awed, check out these amazing seamstresses!
Erica B.'s - D.I.Y. Style! - I swear, it seems like Erica makes MOST of what she wears and it looks like something one would find at a department store. On top of her sewing skills, she has an amazing classic and elegant style! Looking at her pictures, I just sense something almost regal about her!
Mimi G Style - Mimi has sewn for Folake of Style Pantry. Not only does she sew beautifully, but it seems she has absolutely no problem grabbing some fabric and then just creating something amazing! No pattern required. I love her funky style AND the fact that she can wear such short hair and look GORGEOUS in it...no small feat!
Kristina J. - Kristina is a whiz at altering clothes. She seems to have a sense of just the right detail needed to take a garment from "Oh that's kinda pretty" to "OH MY GOSH! THAT'S GORGEOUS! I WANT IT NOW!!!!" She adds the girliest of touches to everything she wears. She also designs and sews her own clothing lines! Hellooo!!!! Amazing!
I. AM. IN. AWE. of what these remarkable women can create with their nimble fingers! To you seamstresses out there, I raise a (very large, extra salt) margarita to you!!
*If you are interested in the skirt above, it's a Sz L, and it's available in my store , click here.