(source: Net -a-Porter)
This morning, I went up to the Bay’s “The Room” – upscale RTW – department to do a little snoop shopping, and to get a little inspiration. There’s some good stuff, and not as intimidating as Holt’s. I was drawn to this yellow silk Thakoon dress, with this nice seaming detail across the front.
However, if you’re wondering if that’s puckering, it totally is. The one I was looking at wasn’t really puckered – the seams were just *really* loose. Surprisingly so. On both dresses (at Net-a-Porter and at the Bay), there is some fierce puckering around the hem. It’s shocking, frankly.
In a lot of ways, this Thakoon dress reminds me of Vogue 1208:
1208 hasn’t got the seaming – which looks to be pretty hard for *Thakoon’s* sewers… nevermind me with my entry-level Janome. But 1180 (also Tom and Linda Platt) does…
Neither of the patterns have the Thakoon dress’ draping, but could the patterns be altered to include a bit?
In short, I love yellow, and I’m wondering… Can I take the Thakoon inspiration… and make it better?