I have been very late on finishing my review for the Spring 2012 Mrs. Stylebook; I will finish the last part of the review when I come back from New York in mid July. Continuing where I left off, this section displays the on trend pieces for spring.
(Left)A shirtwaist dress with contrasting banding on the hem of the sleeve and dress and on the shoulder seam. The dress has a four button closure concealed on the inside of the dress.
(Right) A sleeveless V-necked dress with pleats substituting in place of darts.
(Left) A coat with large patch pockets on both side and a hood, which isn’t visible in the photo, the hood has a loose fit with an extension that drapes down to the front.
(Middle) A double-breasted trench coat constructed in chambray fabric.
(Right) A red swing trench coat with lots of volume. I love how they styled this look with the patterned silk scarf and slim black pants. Very Parisians!
(Left) It looks like a regular over size shirt in the photo but it’s an unusual drafted shirt with bat wing sleeves. There are only three pattern pieces – the left side, the right side and the collar. The shirt is also easy to assemble with the two sides folding into itself, than sewing it along the shoulder seam, and finally attaching the two together at the center back. No sloper require for this garment. Just draft from the given measurement.
(Middle) I love this drop waist shirt with the shoulder yoke and the patch pockets.
(Right) A tunic shirt in a border printed fabric with patch pockets.
Gather & Pleated Skirt
(Left) A knife pleated skirt with a border hem.
(Middle) A pressed in pleated skirt.
(Right) A box pleated skirt.
(Left) In the tradition of a tailored man’s jacket, a female version with notch collar, sleeve vent, and double welt flap pockets.
(Middle) A fitted jacket tailored with cuffed sleeves and single welt flap pockets.
(Right) A jewel collar jacket constructed in three contrasting fabric, the main fabric used looks like a boucle, the other two fabric not so sure but looks like a cotton or linen woven variety. The decorative detail on the sleeve hem and waist seams utilizes the fray edges of the contrasting fabric.
Loose Dress and Blouse
This whole section feature loose fitting dresses and blouses.
(Left) A chic A-line dress with fullness in the back brought on by the inverted box pleat in the back.
(Right) A colour blocked dress with a little box pleat at the hem.
(Left) Using some creative pattern drafting, interesting fullness is created at the bottom of this tunic.
(Middle) A tunic with lace overlay. This tunic is so easy to draft and sew. No sloper required.
(Right) A peasant blouse with back button closure and waist tie band.
(Left) Another easy tunic top to draft and sew. You can use two handkerchiefs, instead of fabric off the bolt to construct this top.
(Left-middle) A tunic with drawstring sleeves and a sheer back insert.
(Left-right) A casual button less shirt constructed with a back yoke, a flare back and a back tie.
(Right) A bib inserted cowl neck tunic.