Monday, 30 March 2015

March/April's WIP's



It feels like forever since I last did one of these, but alas I've finally got some sewing going on.
The burda awaking beauty dress is almost done save for a few threads to be cut and a good press. A little bit of selfless sewing in the form of a men's shirt for the Bf, this is the toile version. And a self-drafted pattern that I've called the drape waistcoat. A simple open waistcoat with a scarf like piece attached all the way around the front- I'm still unsure how this will turn out but I'm just going to hope for the best.  

Monday, 23 March 2015

Net-a-porter sewing inspiration....

I love spending my free time browsing pinterest. I also love browsing net-a-porter and pining the looks I love onto Pintrest.
 Mostly I'm looking for sewing inspiration on net-a-porter as well as styling option.

Here are some looks off my Pintrest net-a-porter sewing inspiration board....







Where do you get your inspiration from?


Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Runway Inspiration Autumn/Winter 15' ....

Junya Watanabe

 Mary Katrantzou

 Olympia le Tan

Paule Ka

 Pucci

 Roksanda Iilncic

 Temperley

Theory

Ungaro

Versace

Matthew Williamson

Zac Posen

Zuhair Murad







Friday, 13 March 2015

V&A Wedding Exhibition: Gwen Stefani

watercolour/pen

There was one dress in particular that wanted to see at the V&A - Gwen Stefani's. I've always been fascinated by this dress mainly due to the pink dip dye hem and I've always wanted to see it up close. I loved it every bit as much as I thought I would.
It is striking and somewhat avaunt-guard. What I hadn't noticed when looking at pictures compared with seeing it for real is that the bodice of the dress is structured and corseted in a Victorian inspired way. 


 The most fascinating thing of viewing all these dresses is that three of them including Gwen Stefani's were designed by John Galliano.
All three were very different from each other and if you didn't know who the designer was, I don't think anyone would twig is the same one. Gwen Stefani's dress is very much a true representation of Galliano's style the other two, one being Kate Moss's wedding dress is a testament I feel, of how brilliant Galliano is as a designer.

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

V&A Wedding Exhibition: Flower bomb dress....

Watercolour, pen, lace.

Last Saturday I saw the wedding dress exhibition, at the V&A. It was fabulous!
So much inspiration. So many amazing dresses.

I fell in love with the flower bomb dress by Ian Stuart ( my interpretation pictured above).
I'm not normally one for big wedding dresses but this I would get married in complete with the hat! 






Highlights included the rupunzel dress by Jenny Packman, block-printed dress from 1841 (the print on the dress is so modern considering the age), Kate Moss's Galliano creation and a fabulous Norman Hartnell dress from 1933 amongst others.
Take a look at my pinterest board to see some of the other dress's at the exhibition.

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