One of the most annoying things that can happen during a movie is realizing that I am being distracted by the costumes. Fortunately, this doesn't happen often - either the costumes are hideous or they are gorgeous but I would never wear them because they scream Maid Marian/Queen Guinevere or they are superhero-esque or are simply too couture for everyday wear.
Last weekend I watched Secretariat, and oh! Penny Chenery's (played by Diane Lane) wardrobe! I could hardly concentrate on the movie, I was so busy swooning and coveting. The famous Belmont Stakes dress aside, her other outfits were so, so fabulous. Every single one. I forsee a copy of this in my sewing room before the year is up:
Mayhap a pair of frog buttons instead of that gold clasp - instant ethnic twist.
Her ball gown:
and what divine loveliness is being hidden by that coat? Argh, the agony of only being allowed a peek!
That's my post-weekend update. On the sewing front, I've been wrestling almost an entire week with a zipper. Yes, not all zippers are friendly. And you all know I don't scare easily. My seam rippers have gotten a year's worth of a workout. I was working on something that I foolishly thought I might do a tutorial or a pattern for. Changed my mind verrrrry quickly.
images from www.disneydreaming.com