It’s time for a “Nothing’s New” post, y’all. This is what triggered my sewing and fashion thoughts toward the happy but slightly eye-roll event. While this little zig zag detail is not a hallmark of Claire McCardell’s aesthetic, Tory Burch’s interest and inspiration in that detail made for some interesting looks in her Resort 2023 line. I am happy because we all know there is very little that’s brand new in fashion, but there is newness in modern designers making old aesthetics their own. (I don’t even know what I’m typing, but I will leave in all my rambling thoughts in this UN-edited post).
There are many looks that Ms. Burch has adapted or been inspired by the McCardell collections. A totally in-your-face adaptation to me is this zig-zag detail in her Resort 2023 collection. You guys know that I now want to emulate both CM and TB and use that zig-zag detail.
I have soooo many questions, though:
1. Is the overall look too court-jester? I think the addition of beads at the points makes it even more jester-y. Are the beads in the TB collection just a fun thing, or do they serve a purpose to weigh down the hem a bit?
2. How are the zz points so sharp? If there is a faced hem applied in the usual way, there is no way I can turn the zz-s to the right side without messy looking points. No. Way.
3. Do the edges in the Tory Burch garments even have a facing? If you look closely, there might be some slick finishing with a satin stitch via serger or sewing machine.
4. Are the zz-s interfaced to keep their shape, and at the same time have some drape? Maybe just a one inch fusible strip on the edges?
5. Is there a complete lining, extending into the pointy edges? I think that the pieces may have a lined-to-the-edge treatment. Yeah, a lot of peeking at the details is involved here.
Now i want to be a fly on the Tory Burch workroom walls to see how it’s done.
What say you? I’m having so much fun getting into the nitty gritty of these pieces. Off I go to the fabric stash.
JUST ONE MORE THING….
Till next time …