Sunday, October 13, 2019

Women's plus sizes

I'm stepping so far outside of my comfort zone these days....

I'm participating in a fashion show this week. It's a major fundraiser here in Rochester and I thought I would present a small group of garments in memory of our late congresswoman, for whom I had promised to make a suit not long before her passing. At a special preview event I mentioned I had just received a dress form in US size 20 (for Europeans, that is a bust size of 120 cm) and that I intended some day to be able to offer women's plus sizes. Me and my big mouth. A week ago, my husband said to me "You know, you really need to have a plus-sized model in your show now." I just laughed. "No, I'm serious. You brought it up, now you have to follow through", he said. "Yes, SOME DAY. There are two weeks left until the show, I don't have time to study this, to draft a pattern, to fit a model and make a new suit in under two weeks!" "You'll figure it out", said he.

I'm figuring it out.

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Friday, October 11, 2019

Louise gets some color

More of the Louise Slaughter Collection

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Saturday, September 14, 2019

The Louise Slaughter Colection

I've been working on a capsule collection of ladies' tailored clothing, inspired by our late Congresswoman, Louise Slaughter.

Find out more about it here.

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Friday, July 12, 2019

An Approach to Haute Couture at Balenciaga

Long-time readers will be aware of the huge influence Cristobal Balenciaga has had on my work and will not be surprised at my excitement about the upcoming masterclass being given at the Balenciaga Museum in Spain. Registration ends July 18 and the form can be found here

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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Ironwork- back trouser

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Ironwork- front trouser



I wish I could understand Japanese...

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