Fashion Show in 2 weeks !!!!!

Hello A-Team !!!!

May 17th is getting closer by the minute. The draping class is busy working on their dresses. The sewing fundamentals class is busy working on their PJs. What fun !!!! It will be a great show !!!! I have a fashion show meeting on Tuesday. I will share everything with you: Tuesday and Wednesday evening.

I need to mention that the Fall 2012 Patternmaking Certificates are ready to be picked up at the front desk !!!!

Have you all gone to to see the new online versions of All my Children and One Life to Live????? On Fridays, they are going to give us behind the scenes chats with the actors, directors, etc. I was thrilled. I got to watch the whole first week, on Saturday and Sunday. It was great !!!

Great Links: This newsletter has a great ‘Painterly Doodles’ tutorial and wonderful freebie(s). Thank You Rosie !!! This is a fantastic article about a tailor who is doing great !!!!! DON’T MISS THE SLIDE SHOW IN THE EXTREME LOWER LEFT HAND CORNER OF THE PAGE !!!!

The following links are from Laura. This is fashion NOW !!!!!! This is taken from the May Events Newsletter of the Museum at FIT. Terrific Laura !!! Thanks for sending this.

A world of fashion is on the web
Patricia Mears helps to explain the meels (men in heels) phenomenon with a little bit of perspective in history.

The Vulnerable Neck
Now THIS is what a fashion blog post should look like! Great piece on necks by Tove Hermanson.

Lacroix x Schiaparelli
Something to look forward to! Christian Lacroix will design 15 special looks for the Schiaparelli label.

Barbie’s gone all tech
With the launch of Barbie Digital Dress, Barbie’s showing she’s on-trend (in both technology and fashion) in her LED touch-sensitive dress.

Liberace Extravaganza!
Well this looks like fun! A new book on Liberace’s costumes to go along with the forthcoming television film Behind the Candelabra: My Life With Liberace. Directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring Michael Douglas and Matt Damon, the film premieres on HBO on May 26th.

Idiosyncratic Fashionistas
"The Museum at FIT is a small jewel. At a time when everyone charges for everything, entrance to the Museum is free. The most avid viewer could see this exhibition in less than an hour, so you can plan a full day of appointments before and after your visit." ~ Fashion and Technology review

Pauline Bonaparte’s Slippers
Two Nerdy History Girls delve into the long-lost slippers of Pauline Bonaparte Borghese, Princess of Sulmona, 1820

Fashion History, Just a Click Away
FIT Library’s Special Collections partners with NY Public Library on a digital archive of fashion drawings!

Haute Couture and Swarovski (VIDEO)
Starting in 1900, Swarovski worked closely with Haute Couture designers such as Worth, Lanvin, and Chanel. In the 1950s, Jacques Fath and Cristóbal Balenciaga continued the story with extravagant uses of crystal in their collections. Swarovski presents an exhibition in Paris dedicated to historic haute couture designs. This video sums it up.

"Come in mystery challenger!" (VIDEO)
Elsa Schiaparelli on What’s My Line! FANTASTIC! She’s so coy.

Chanel Reel, Métiers d’Art 2012 (VIDEO)
Sublime! Chanel’s 2012 Scottish Métiers d’Art showcase is edited into a melange of argyle, plaid, pearls, cable knits, and ruffs – oh my.

From: Designs in Machine Embroidery [mailto:designsmagazine] On Behalf Of Designs in Machine Embroidery
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– Stabilizers! We pulled together some of our best stabilizer resources so they are at your fingertips. Great for newbies but also an informative resource for all skill levels.

– Ribbon! It’s time to adorn ribbon with embroidery. Learn how to add stitches to satin and wired ribbon and even narrow linen tape.

– Polos and T-shirts! Whether you need to stitch multiples for a sports team, your sewing group or your book club, you’ll want to learn the most efficient way to create professional results. (And avoid rework or ruined garments!)

– Connect the Designs! Now that you’ve advanced as an embroiderer you’ll want to show off more than just a single design. Stitch designs end-to-end with confidence.

– Unusual Fabrics! Take a departure from stitching on simple cottons and knits. Learn the secrets to stitching on stretch mesh nylon fabric. (Your friends will think you spent a fortune at the department store!) Plus learn how to incorporate organza into your designs to add texture.

– Go Green! Repurpose tablecloths into clothing!

– Applique! Explore traditional and raw edge applique. Plus find elegant uses for hand crocheted fabric.

– Short on Time! We have included quick, fun in-the-hoop projects that give you a sense of accomplishment and make great gifts! (Or keep for yourself!)

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See you all in class this week !!!!!

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Be Safe,

Joan McKenna

Associate Professor

San Diego Continuing Education

Hospitality & Consumer Science

Fashion Department

Office: 619-588-2244