Thursday, 22 September 2011

This is my most recent garment in which I have designed and made. The dress was inspired by both the Kimono style and the 1950's era. The fabric of the dress is of 100% cotton linen which has been bleached to get the colour result as shown here in the dress. The dress has a lot of intricate clustered minature water lilies hand embroidered into the fabric in shades of yellows, rich French navy blue, gold, coral/pink, pale golden cream, rich green, khaki green and the use of antique gold beads. Additional embroidery techniques and design ideas were also inspired by ''Indian motifs.'' The crochet gloves have been dyed in tea to give it that vintage look and has also got hand and bead embellishments applied to them.

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