Last night the Golden Globes kicked off awards season with some of the most gorgeous, show-stopping red carpet moments that we’ve seen in years. There’s not a girl in the office this morning that isn’t swooning over at least a few looks from last night. We spotted quite a few trends, some favoured more than others, and also all picked our ‘Best Dressed’ of the night. Read below for all the details.
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Embroidery had a major moment last night and we can’t get enough of it. We’ve been seeing hints of it throughout 2016 in jackets and jeans but we are so glad to see it on formalwear and look forward to seeing more of it on the red carpet and in our wardrobes in 2017. You can either do hand embroidery or machine embroidery depending on the look and style you want. If you decide to add a little embroidery to your garment do so on your fabric before you cut out (and use a backing), then lay your pattern pieces out accordingly to where you want your motif. If your fabric doesn’t embroider well not to worry, you can embroider on another stable fabric then hand sew to your garment.
Seriously plunging necklines, nearly to the navel, were seen on more than one star last night. Surprisingly, it was as tasteful as it was sexy on each woman. If you can’t find a neckline that is plunging enough, draft your own! Just remember to consider how you are going to finish your neckline edge. Either draft a facing at least 2" wide, or opt for a bound edge and cut a strip of bias 1 1/8" – 1 1/2" wide.
Stars dazzled in metallics, at some points looking slightly robotic. Add to the glittery-ness and use metallic thread for all the topstitching on your garment. Just make sure you use a sewing machine needle that is compatible with metallic thread so it doesn’t break and bunch while sewing.
This isn’t the first time we’ve seen Reese Witherspoon in this pretty shade of yellow and this year a few others took note of this bright beauty. When sewing with yellow and other bright colors make sure you use a white interfacing for your inter-construction and not black so you can’t see it from the right side.
We loved seeing how some of the most simple dresses were transformed by creative embellishment, bringing dresses to life in a whole new way. There are many ways to embellish a garment, try using piping in seams, hand beading, and appliqués.
It’s been one of our favorite trends this winter and we loved seeing it on the red carpet used in formalwear, showing how transformative it can be as a fabric. Although beautiful to wear, velvet can be tricky to cut and sew. There are things to consider like the nap of the fabric and you need to make sure all your pattern pieces are laying the same way. Download our Velvet eBook here for all the tips and tricks.
Sweet and sexy. We’re happy to see this trend’s staying power through seasons and styles. Fabrics that have a little bit of elastane woven into them work best for off the shoulder garments. That little bit of stretch does wonders for keeping everything in place, just make sure you cut the pattern pieces with the direction of greatest stretch going across the body.
Who were your favorites?!