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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.  

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?

Runway Inspiration Autumn/Winter 15' ....

Junya Watanabe

 Olympia le Tan
Paule Ka
 Pucci
 Roksanda Iilncic
 Temperley
Theory
Ungaro
Versace
Matthew Williamson
Zac Posen
Zuhair Murad







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.

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.

Sewing Fashion trends: 70s Boho chic

The 70s trend has been bubbling in the background for sometime and it looks set to be one of the biggest trends for Spring/Summer 2015.
Milan fashion week for spring/summer seemed to be on a whole 70's trip through out.
Think short floaty dress's, flowing maxi's with bold prints in chiffon and other light weight fabrics and you've hit the nail on the head. Bonus points for fringing and cowboy boots!!

Designer inspiration......

 Etro
Gucci
Pucci


Sewing Inspiration....
Papercut Patterns Clover dress by Brooke Tyson 
Papercut patterns La Sylphide dress / blouse
McCall's  pullover dress M6744
Newlook Patterns 6224 dress with sleeve variations