For the past two years (and perhaps further back), the April issue of Manequim magazine has always included patterns which knocked off that year’s big Oscar dresses. I’ve been looking forward to the Oscar issue for months now, and April finally arrived and… there’s no Oscar dresses in it. Waaaahhmp-wahhhh.
But if you’re a plus-sized lady, you’re probably going to like this issue better anyway.
I really like the look of this taffeta dress, though I think I’d prefer to flex my puny drafting muscles and try my hand at it myself. I really need to stop being so lazy with readymade patterns and just rotate some darts like they did here…
While it’s not meant to be, this lace top really reminded me of Cate Blanchett’s Givenchy Oscar dress this year, with that same circular front.
I think my love of my KnipMode foldover trousers has really made me broaden my idea of what designs can look good on me, and I’m sorely tempted to make up these pleated, tapered trousers in a thin, drapey suiting now!
You might also want to see Jacquie’s picks for this issue, since she was a bit faster than me in getting her post up this month!
I hope you enjoyed this post while I’m on holiday! I’ll be reading comments while I’m away but not really able to reply as much as usual…