Monday, June 21, 2010

Stocking Advertisement

There's a company called Vog, here are some of their adverts, Spider woman anyone?

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Dress Headache

If you know me, you know I love dresses. I wear one almost everyday. For all the love I feel for this particular garment, it does not extend to executing a flat pattern for one. Perhaps because I am really someone who French drapes rather than flat pattern? It's hard to say, but they are always an intense labor of love for the line. Here's a sneak peak of a new cross front dress we are working on, that should be up on the site soon. It has a full dirndle skirt, and we used a border print, that is underlined for a little body, and also, modesty.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Chanel #5

I was toodling around on the interwebs, reading other blogs, and came across a little post about Chanel, and her famous bottle design. It's always been said that it was designed to look like the shape of Place Vendome. I know from her biography that it was named no. 5, simply because it was the fifth fragrance created by her perfumer. The shape, I was never sure of, but accepted as truth. This lovely site, does a nice job of google earth meets photoshop to illustrate. Thank you for clearing up the mystery!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Box of Sewing Love

I packed up a box of sewing supplies tonight for my friend's daughter T who is seven years old.

In it contains scraps of fabric from the Fournier clothing line, some fabrics that didn't make it into the line, pieces of ribbon, rick rack, pinking shears, pink pom poms, a vintage Coats and Clark sewing kit (with wooden spools!), spools of thread, tiny ribbon roses, a special piece of vintage fabric that I have been hoarding for a small project, and a little bunny mascot. Last but not least, a whole lot of love.

I got an email from T's mom saying that she was busy working up a storm sewing tiny, tiny clothing. I love to support a blossoming seamstress, so off the package will go.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Welcome to The Ironing Board

We decided that maybe folks were curious as to what happened behind the scenes at our company. We're here to share the fun, curious, mundane and interesting factoids that we come across and experience.

Thanks for stopping in, and we're looking forward to the ride.