Pattern: Vogue 8684 and "The Haircut Hat" from Saturday Night Hat by Eugenia Kim
Year: 2010 for the Vogue pattern and 2006 for the book
Notions: bias tape for neck facing, invisible zip
First worn: for photos
Wear again: I don't know where, but I'd like to
Time to complete: about 6 hours for the dress and 1 for the hat
Total cost: about $45
Gina is the undisputed queen of pants-- jeans, skinnies, dropped crotch, leggings, leather, bed skirt, you name it, she's rocked it. We also share a fondness for a good button down shirt. And my favorite Gina creation of the year was her mad Alice suit and hat. So my first impulse to honor Gina was to make either pants, a button down shirt, or a suit in a cool print.
|Gina, as much as I love you, I could not bring myself to wear heels.|
|My hair, a little too short to pin up securely, kept popping out in the back. But that's okay.|
Lisa Shaub in her Soho shop.) The only difficulty was tracking down a felt hood in the garment district, which delayed me a few days. I soaked the hood in hot water, wrung it out, stretched, smoothed, and push-pinned it over the hat block, and let it dry overnight.
Loran hadn't invited me. At the same time, I felt pressure, because a mediocre-- or worse-- result would be a sad reflection of Gina's style. Some exciting SW contributor-inspired garments have been running through my head. I hope I can stand the pressure!