While I’m awaiting my fabric delivery from Gorgeous Fabrics, I’ll share some little tidbits from the fashion world today:
Love, love, love this dress! Very cute and feminine, but a little sporty at the same time. You might be able to meld the top of Simplicity 2925 or Butterick 5179 to the skirt of an A-line dress to get the same effect, and then piece in large bands of fabric for the cranberry and black sections. I’d use ribbon for the skinnier black sections and the waistband. And pockets! How adorable.
According to Women’s Wear Daily, British chain Topshop will be heading across the Atlantic in October to open their first US store in NYC at 478 Broadway. The store is supposed to look and feel identical to the original British store, no Americanizing. It’s a very similar fast-fashion concept as H&M in that there is a constant turnover of styles, but the pricing scheme is higher. Prices will not be adjusted for the American audience, which is used to getting items marked down or on sale. I’m really curious about the quality of the garments that are going for the prices they are on their website. The fact that the turnaround time on putting new fashions in stores is so limited makes me wonder if the quality is a notch higher than H&M or the same, just more pricey. I’ve gotten some great bargins from H&M, but most don’t last more than a season or two.
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