“It Reads a Little Missy”

Last Sunday I had the delight of spending the day with my BFAM Emmett. We snoop shopped the 4th floor (Evening Wear) of Bergdorf Goodman. Afterward, I drooled on the windows of Van Cleef and Arpels, then we went for sushi at the Plaza Food Court (seriously – a food court at The Plaza? And it wasn’t outrageously overpriced, and it was really good).

On the 4th floor of Bergdorf’s, caftans are the big thing. Liza and Liz in the 70s, with a little “Maude” thrown in just for good measure.

$4900? Seriously?

$7500 because the tag reads Oscar de la Renta.

Star Trek shore leave outfit, yours for a cool 4 grand.

I need to invest in horsehair braid, obvs.
Seriously, who wears this stuff? There were also some beautiful gowns that you can see in the background, but man oh man, I am SO glad I sew.

After I got home from New York, I worked one finishing my third StyleArc Lori jacket. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve seen the work in progress, along with my debate beforehand about another possible pattern. For various reasons (mostly fit through the sleeves), the other pattern didn’t work out. I won’t review the Lori again, but you can read my prior review of it Here. The zipper is a Riri from Pacific Trimming. The title quote was Emmett’s read on the fabric when I showed him a swatch – he hadn’t seen the jacket yet. But hey, what are brothers for if not speaking truth? He suggested adding denim, so I’ll give it a shot this week and see how it works.

Enough about last week; here are the pictures of the latest Lori on Shelley:

Front, showing the Riri zipper I bought at Pacific Trims

Silk habotai lining from Gorgeous Fabrics, of course (sorry – it’s sold out)

That’s what’s been happening around here. I hope you had a wonderful Mothers Day if you celebrate it. More on DS the Younger’s prom vest shortly.

Happy sewing!

3 thoughts on ““It Reads a Little Missy””

  1. Rhoda K says:

    Nice jacket! Love the fabric.

  2. Lisa says:

    Please tell me the $4K plus clothes were made from natural fibers? They weren’t polyester were they?

    Your jacket is lovely!

    1. Gorgeous Fabrics says:

      I believe the Star Trek Top was a silk. It felt like a heavy mousseline. I didn’t check the purple caftan. 🙂

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