Tuesday, 20 December 2011
My second sample and interpretation using embroidery and beading embellishment for Indigo project inspired by illustrations taken from a Botanical book of dead rose centres.
Using Trapunto Techniques/applique, beading and a bit of embroidery for this 3rd sample. I am not really sure quite what to do with this sample, I don't really feel happy with the results and feel that it's still missing something......?
This is my dress toile, a mock-up made in calico before the actual dress is cut and made in a more luxurious fabric. As part of my brief for Indigo I had to design a capsule collection consisting of 12 outfits and out of the 12 designs I had to choose one garment in which I felt would challenge me to make up and this is the dress I picked. The toile so far is still not completed yet, there is a lot of hand-stitching in areas in which I will have have to alter to make it sit in position better. The dress has a centre button stand placket to get in and out of dress and it has sheer fabric around waist area at front and back and around the neckline. The dress is suppose to have short sleeves which i haven't had the chance to make up yet, either this will get completed or not I am not sure. In the next few days I will have to start stitching the lining to the dress to make it look professionally made. The only element of this dress I have found diffcult is in smoothing out the curves/shape of the skirt to make it work well with the bodice. Perhaps for the skirt I could think about flared panels, or inverted pleats to make it fit well with the shaped waistline because I am not very happy with how wonky the button-hole placket sits over the skirt.
Close up Back view of Dress
Monday, 5 December 2011
This is my pink dress in which I designed and made in the last 3 evenings during the week. Recently I have not been very focused on my work within my studio/sketchbook, and wanted to break away from it and set my mind on other things. I had also planed a much needed ''girl's'' night out and while looking around in the high street shops I couldn't find anything remotely attractive in which I wanted to pay £40-£50 for. Most of the dresses looked cheap, and the colours were so dull and boring so I set myself a chllenge in making myself a simple dress but in a luxurious fabric and vibrant colour to wear. I am quite pleased with how the dress has turned out, and it's made me excited to want to make more dresses in goregous fabrics. However, this will have to be post-poned for a while now and I will have to get back into making more samples for Indigo.