I've said this before. Cynthia Rowley is my favorite designer. I've purchased her patterns from Simplicity, her clothing, and even the undies she sells. I love them all. I love her amazing use of prints and color. The next pics show her expertise at combining traditional fit and flare shapes with ultra contemporary digital printing technology.
There is far less emphasis on the female form and more subdued coloring although certainly not in this case! I love her use of saturated color.
Ok, if you didn't know before, now you know I love Cynthia Rowley. This Friday I was in our very small local thrift shop, St.Vinnie's and for one dollar I scooped up this baby, a dress I saw all over the web about a year ago. I loved that dress from the minute I saw it.
the back view
Do I take it apart and resize it? The armholes are WAY too low and the bodice too roomy. I am not sure I would have a place to wear it.
Do I cut it apart and make a cool skirt to wear with the white shirt I am working on right now, on the idea of the one below?
Or do I cut it apart and rearrange it in this Marcy Tilton pattern that I have been eyeing for quite some time? I think I could pull this off and it could work well for my work.
What would you do with my one dollar investment? It's in perfect shape, BTW, and looks like it has never been worn.
I think in the meantime I will just enjoy looking at it on my dressform. What would you do?