Tuesday, March 6, 2012

busy little bee

My senior collection is moving right along, yay!
Yesterday we presented our finished muslins.
translation: we presented the "rough draft" of our garments in unbleached cotton.
coat muslin 
This is a swingy A-line coat with big angled patch pockets and a peter pan collar.
It's worn over a button-back top and narrow pants.

dress muslin 
 This will be a little strapless dress with a full skirt and petticoat, topped with a cozy belted cardigan with a soft face-framing hood which will be shown more effectively on a model that has, y'know, a head.

fluting sample 
The bust and upper back of the dress will have fluting in this cute gingham.
(fluting: covering a panel in overlapping bias strips of fabric)
I love fluting with gingham because I love how it looks on the bias!
collection fabrics 
I've purchased all of my collection fabric!  and let me tell you, there will be no fun anthropologie treats for me this month.  From left to right, a soft sweater-knit for the cardigan, a cozy gray wool/cashmere blend for the coat, adorable floral lining for the coat, gingham cotton seersucker for the dress and top, and cotton twill for the pant.

petite abeille 
How precious is this sign for the Petite Abeille restaurant?  I came across it when I was walking around the other day.  I thought it was appropriate because this little bee will be verrrrry busy for the next month or so!  I'll be going home for spring break at the beginning of April, which I'm looking forward to, buuuut it's to get my wisdom teeth out.  Not so excited about that.  So I'm going to be working away as fast as I can, because I'd really like to be essentially finished with my collection before I go into chipmunk-mode.

Thank you so much for all the kind words following the loss of my precious kitty, Chachi.  Your support helped me through a very rough few days.  As did going to Petco daily to cuddle all the cats there.

Hope you're having a great week!


  1. So twee! I love it all julie! can't wait to see the finished product.

    1. Thank you so much Miss Katie Li! 'Twee' is one of my very favorite adjectives, heehee.

      xo Julie

  2. It all sounds gorgeous! I love the pile of fabric - what inspiration!

    1. Thanks so much, Tracy! I absolutely love having this big soft pile of fabric in my room-- so much potential!


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