I just posted this project on THREADS Magazine's Fancy Fabrics Contest. This is 80% metal/20% silk crinkle organza, one of my favorite fabrics with which I have been working over the last three years.
The bodice is cut from a contemporary Vogue pattern and the skirt is from this 1935 evening gown pattern.
It was this evening when I learned that Charles Kleibacker had passed on yesterday. As I commented on Threads: I was honored to have one of my clients bring him to my dressmaking shop here in Columbus 4 years ago and I since talked with him at The Columbus Museum of Art where he had been curating.
I meant to look him up again not long ago and now am sorry I hadn't. I had thought about him the two days when I was building this gown, particularly when modifying the bias part of the bodice.
The sewing world is a lesser place without him and his positive attitude. 'Good things' he would say to me at the end of our phone conversation...
Photo by Cynthia DeGrand