So let me get this straight.
For Halloween, my kid can be a disco-dancing skeleton, a pajama-clad astronaut or Rosemary’s baby?
This month we’ve been following the magical world of hats. Normally, this post would appear on Saturday, but I thought that you needed it today because of this special report!
Word came down yesterday evening that Betsey Johnson had filled for bankruptcy and is closing most of the satellite stores across America.
You can read the whole story here.
In honor of this news, I present to you…
Fashion designers from all over the world have long had relationships with pattern companies.
These two hat patterns come from the happy-go-lucky mind of Betsey Johnson.
Now, I’m no Seventh Avenue designer, but it seems to me that Betsey took the same hat from Alley Cat and passed it off as one she designed for her eponymous house.
The Alley Cat one seems a bit ineffectual to me. What’s the point of doing a bit of gardening if you have to constantly hold up your hat’s brim?
At least the white hat pattern comes with cool lace-up moccasins.
FINALLY! A children’s costume pattern that I think is kind of awesome!
This comic book character pattern is an example of how you take something from pop culture and make it into something age appropriate.
I like the fact that they turned the super hero speedos into a looser boxer short shape and that they included a girl on the pattern sleeve. This shows a genuine understanding of children’s wear and marketing.
Who knew Simplicity had it in them?