Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Hitchcock's Birds

I told Jess about this beautiful Roberto Cavalli fabric named "Hitchcock's Birds".  In the late 40's my mother-in-law went to Arts College in Sydney with Rod Taylor (yes the actor).   She recalls that he was a handsome chap - hence, my husband is named after him.  Jess thought it would be appropriate to have a dress made from this fabric - as Rod Taylor starred in the film "The Birds" - yes, any excuse to buy this fabric.  Seriously, it's a stunning design.

Hitchcock's Birds

The fabric - Hitchcock's Birds - Roberto Cavalli, 100% silk purchased from Tessuti (Melbourne) and still available.

Vogue 8486

Will be making View 'B' but shortening the sleeves and possibly making them bell shaped or even with a small ruffle - yet to be decided.

Vogue 8486 - Pucci fabric

About a year ago, I made Jess this dress using this pattern -  Pucci silk jersey.   I altered the sleeves and made them bell shaped - I think this pattern will still work with the Cavalli fabric.

Pattern layout

This is the pattern layout so far, will look stunning when finished.  Jess is coming home in a week's time so will post the results.  Hopefully all will go to plan.


  1. beautiful fabric...i will look forward to seeing the finished product...i love all the bordered prints that are around at the and white, got to be a winner..

  2. I am really looking forward to seeing such a stunning print sewn up too. Its gorgeous (& so tempting to run in to Tessuti and buy a piece!!)

  3. That fabric is jaw-dropping. That is going to be an amazing looking dress! You are so lucky to be near such amazing fabrics (although now back in Rome, I will have much more at my fingertips!) and I think the pattern is just perfect for it.