Today marks exactly two months since I arrived in Paris and one month since I departed. I guess it's about time I wrote about the dress!The primary objective of this couture techniques workshop was to sew a custom-fit dress in the style of Madame Grès. Our dresses were based on one of her designs from… Continue reading A month in Paris: the couture dress!
About half our time during our month at the Paris American Academy was spent doing something other than sewing our couture dresses: the fashion shows, attending museum tours and special exhibits, and taking special topic workshops. The workshops were a nice break from all-day hand sewing, and we were able to learn new skills and… Continue reading A month in Paris: Hats, dyeing, felting, and feathers