This is a page taken from my sketchbook of the development work in designing my first garment. The theme is inspired by the decorative 1920's era and that of Haute Couture. The design of this sample is inspired by jewellery pieces from the 17th century in which I have interpreted into embroidery and beading embellishment. I also experimented with tea dying silk organza, as well as in distressing the fabric to make ruffles, along with tea dying ostrich feathers to give it a vintage feel to my garment.
This is a close up of the embroidery design for the 1920's dress.
Close up image of the dress with all the embroidery, beading embellishment, dyed feather trim and dyed ruched silk organza. The whole embellishment is stitched onto an off white silk organza and the underneath slip dress is of silk satin in a minx colour. I wanted the dress to be embellished onto sheer fabric because I wanted to be challenged in seeing how well I could stitch onto such a delicate fabric.