Friday, October 22, 2010

Obsessing At Its Finest

Since this blog is about my many obsessions, I have a new one to share. Last night I was watching "Project Runway" and I started freaking out. One of the finalists, Andy South, was making a beautiful green outfit out of silk. The top had pleated ruffles all over it. They showed him making perfect mini pleats with a pleater board.

"Oh my Gosh! I NEEEEED one of those! I swooned. I backed up the DVR several times to see the pleater board. My boys thought I had lost another marble.

This morning I googled "pleater boards" and one is on its way, along with many other "must haves" for my sewing room that I didn't even know I needed until I was on the Clotilde website .

The reason I am so excited about this is I have been looking online and all over the countryside for pleated fabrics. I have a small collection, that I have been hoarding for years, but I want more of course.

If this works out, imagine the possibilities!

Dior's "New Look Bar" Suit

The "7 Year Itch" dress

This gorgeous cocktailer

The possibilities are endless!

What do you like the best?

P.S. I guess I should mention that after I ordered my pleater board, I may have remembered that I already own a pleater board. I bought it during my doll house obsession phase. I just found it in the shed, it will make very small pleats. Now I will have two! Awe. Some.


Belladonna said...

Dior is my favourite. Mattel collaborated with Christian Dior, produced that dress several years ago, complete with the straw hat. Look for Silkstone Pretty Pleat. It's awesome. Black pleated skirt paired with military style jacket and white blouse with lace collar.

Catherine @ Cat on a Limb said...

Ha ha ha. I just finished watching Project Runway and am frantically searching Google to find a pleater board. One of the returned sites was your blog!

Thanks for the link to Clotilde. I'm very tempted to order from them. I'm also tempted to make my own... although tons of work and I already have enough projects backed up!

FYI I have a connection to Widbey Island as well. My brother and his family lived there on two occasions while stationed with the Navy.

Sarsaparilla said...

I have to say that I had never heard of a pleater board. But what wonderful things you'll be able to make with it! I like the black cocktail dress best, I think.

Love your blog, by the way. I found you through "Wearing History"

RetroJetGirl said...

Wow your doll clothes are amazing, I've never seen anything like them! Do you only do 40s/50s/60s or do you make other eras as well? I think you'd do great 1910's/Titanic/Out of Africa clothes as well :)