The dress screams me in so many ways, well except the black accent details but that black is appropriate for the fabric and the inspiration therefore. It is unusual, eclectic, and not boring! Seriously, my drool for the Nevermore dress was intense (unsurprisingly it is now completely sold out) and so I began to poke through the ModCloth site. Prices are a little higher than the run of the mill crap you find online but the clothing is unique and fabulous. Almost every single review I read on any particular piece was positive. Clothing appears to be well made, good quality textiles, and has personality.
Today, DH got me the two t-shirts for St. Valentine’s Day from ModCloth.
and . I read and reread Madeline so many times growing up. I then read and reread it to my oldest niece when she was just a wee thing. If we had been blessed with children, I would have read and reread it countless times to them as well. Pride and Prejudice is on of my most beloved works of literature to this day. Jane Austen is a literary force to be reckoned with centuries after her death. I am waiting for my t-shirts eagerly and will probably love them too much to wear them.
Now, for the fashion industry rant to begin. The Nevermore dress and the dresses on ModCloth are pushing me closer and closer into deciding to start making my own dresses. I got a lovely dress from DH for our “anniversary” last week from Old Navy. It is fun, flirty and will be comfortable in the coming months. I will get a lot of wear out of it before it crumbles.
So, I started looking at patterns that fit my personality and sense of style. I’m not one for super short skirts or uncomfortable clothes. I love clothes that have personality and have that classic, vintage, timeless appeal about them. I love patterns and prints and will always pick the print over the solid every time. Burda has a very nice blog which showcases their pattern collections, sewing techniques and classes. Their blog just doesn’t cater to the human twig sewer either.
However, I think sometimes their fashion director is too concerned with the size of the model not the intention of the blog piece.
I love the dress and most of the pieces in this blog article. I love how the model for a “plus size” pattern isn’t rail thin. And the there is this blog article for another “plus size” pattern collection:
Sorry BurdaStyle but only in the mixed up, wildly confused world of the fashion industry is that model considered plus size. I love the dress picture but seriously, that lovely woman is not plus sized. I’d be floored if she had cures at all. Don’t misunderstand me, I adore the fact that Burda is brave enough (God I hate having to describe it that way) to blog and feature plus size patterns and models, but if you are going to be brave Burda then jump in with both feet and use models consistently with curves and hips and thighs. Your customers will flock to your patterns and you will discover a customer base you didn’t realize you had.
Rant over! Burda has some definite patterns and collections I love. I really think that I should dive in this year and get my hands dirty and sew myself something and hubby don’t you?