Monday, January 30, 2012

Look Who Visited Michael Levine's - Marcy Tilton!

Earlier this month I had the pleasure of meeting long-time designer and sewing world celebrity Marcy Tilton. Although I didn't realize at the moment 'who' she was, when Marcy handed me her business card the name rang very familiar... I later realized Marcy's name was famous to me from her work with Vogue Patterns. Aside from designing patterns, Marcy blogs and hosts a variety of workshops, classes, and tours - among them an exciting trip to Paris' left bank in May 2012, suitably called Paris Tilton!

What I love about Marcy's patterns is that they are all any-age appropriate, and anyone with an eye for classic styling and cuts will appreciate them. We've just recently added a nice selection to  My 'Top 3' favorite Marcy Tilton patterns are these:

This asymmetric top/jacket (appropriate for all ages, and would be cute lengthened as a trapeze coat-dress!):

These cropped trousers (suitable for any woven fabric and so easy to pair up - you could dress these up or down, night or day! Plus there are three style variations):

And this asymmetric urban jacket (with so many different fabric options, it's easy to get excited!):

It's always refreshing to meet creative people who have found success doing what they love and who are just as interested in others' work as their own. Marcy was very kind and intrigued by our operations here. I highly recommend reading Marcy's dissertation on fabric shopping, full of practical tips and found here. I hope you will pay a visit to our section dedicated to Marcy's patterns, I'm sure you'll find one that strikes your fancy. And who knows, maybe one of you will be meeting Marcy in Paris!