Sewing classes in Chicago: Tchad: Claire Shaeffer: Vogue: 8578: Couture: Spring/Summer: Studio: Sewing Workroom

Fabric Choices & Motivation

So Claire Shaeffer’s Vogue #8578 is on the docket for Olena’s Spring/Summer class project.

It is a great dress that is deceptively simple; we are in week three of classes and have just begun to think about final fabric selection.

Sewing classes in Chicago: Tchad: Claire Shaeffer: Vogue: 8578: Couture: Spring/Summer: Studio: Sewing Workroom
Vogue #8578 by Claire Shaeffer is on the docket for Olena’s Spring project here at Tchad.

We were talking about different black fabrics, but specifically three: a silk faille, a nice black crepe wool, and a really dense blend with an amazing drape that is so purely black it is almost vantablack.

Classroom conversation:
“The first two are nice, but black is a little boring.”
“I like that third one (the blackest), but they are all a little funeral-y to me”
“That one isn’t just for any funeral!  With that black fabric and this dress, it is for your ex-husband’s funeral!”

Which is probably the best read we’ve had of a fabric and pattern combination in a while.

Just pitch-perfect. Someone has been watching old Dynasty re-runs.

 

 

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