I noticed Mad Men had arrived on Netflix' watch instantly list and so I gave it a shot the other night. I hated it. I think they meant to title the show Adultry because that seemed to be the main premise. I turned it off at the strip club, but not before I noticed with elation that the women in this show are NORMAL! They are curvy and busty and beautiful and even the stripper was probably a size 10 or 12! It reminded me that this obsession with being scrawny is still a rather new one. Maybe having meat on our bones will be back in style soon, huh? Fingers crossed.
The reason I bring this up is because Mad Men seems to have taken the fashion world by storm. Along with Kate Middleton, the show has managed to bring classy back a little bit and I am lovin' it. In fact, Banana Republic had a limited edition Mad Men collection. This was my favorite dress:
Speaking of making things, I finally got to go to Denver Fabrics today! I went because I was going to buy fabric for my military ball dress. Then I had a bit of a reality check. I couldn't decide on fabrics or patterns, there wasn't quite enough of the few fabrics I loved, I don't really know how to work with stretch lace over an underlining and ... well, there's just not enough time. The ball is in a month and among the baby bedding, Halloween sewing and Christmas sewing, I don't have time to make a muslin and a gown. So, I let myself off the hook. I will buy a dress this year and next year I'll start thinking about it MUCH earlier!
I did get some pretty fabulous knits today, though :) I've been seeing a lot of lace skirts around, like this one:
And this one:
When I found this fabric, I knew it would be perfect!
This photo makes it look kinda gray, but it's actually the same color as skirts in those photos :) And mine will only cost about 8 bucks, ha!
I also got this knit:
I love this one so much! I'm going to make a long dress with it. I can't wait.
I got some others, but I won't bore you with so many fabrics until they are actually made into something. Which might be sometime next year, ha!