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Showing posts from February, 2011

LFW A/W2011

Since I've been blogging these fashion weeks don't half come round quick. I've been having a peek at london fashion week and so far so good. I've noticed theres lots of colour around almost like a spring/summer collection but more covered up for winter, quite a mix of the seasons really.
 Take a look and tell me if you agree???

Betty Jackson

House of Holland


Jonathan Saunders

Kinder Aggugini

Burda Evening Dress 8194

I've been wanting to make this dress for ages. I think I bought the pattern about three years ago!!!
so a few weeks back I decided to bite the bullet and have a crack at it, I haven't made it for anything in particular just out of  curiosity to see how well I could cope with the amount of fabric, so excuse the fabric colour choice but I went with the cheapest at the fabric shop.

It's a Burda pattern for a full length halter-neck evening dress. some of you might have already spotted it but I only paid £2.99 for the pattern- the envelope was damaged.
I must admit I bought the pattern when I hardly knew anything about sewing but I liked the design so I took the chance thinking I'll be able to make it one day lol!

As my increased knowledge of sewing grew I got put off by the amount of fabric needed (5 meters :o) and the godet's - triangular inserts on the skirt?  Plus the top of the dress looked fiddly.

but what do you know, I really surprised myself with this dress it …

Art Deco Sketch.

I was in a sketching mood a few weeks back so I did this!

Don't be too fooled though as I copied it from this birthday card.

I enjoyed doing this and it was a good exercize as it made me think about where I should do the shading and toning to get it too look more realistic and accurate, plus a friend of mine who happens to be an amazing drawer tells me she used to practice by doing this type of sketching so I'm hoping It might work for me too ;)

I've put them side by side so you can have a better look, I know mine isn't too accurate but hey! it's a start lol!
Do any of you draw or sketch? Also I'd love to know of any blogs that are about drawing/sketching, leave your comments/links below :)
Thanks for looking xx