Monday, December 9, 2013

A very fancy diver's suit?

I promised you more work in progress stuff, so here we go!

This was a project done for last years final fashion show at ESMOD Munich. I didn't choose the fabric and for the design I got a picture of a rag & bone jacket as a base. The focus of the assignment was getting a presentable product in a super short time (in my opinion they just realized they needed some more stuff for the show on short notice :P). I do still really like the outcome.

The fabric we used was neopren, which isn't hard to work with but really weird and squishy

Finished jacked from the front...

... and the back

Top stitching detail and tulle shoulder insert

Tulle insert at the elbow

A look inside!

And here's the jacket being worn at the fashion show

This jacket certainly isn't the most well made thing I've ever produced but it had to be put together in roughly a day. I think it looks really cool on the runway!

P.S.: I just noticed between this post and the last there's a lot of pink on here! :D

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Lingerie

So I have decided that I need to write a post before it's a year since my last one ;)
Commence the part where I make excuses about how I have no time!
Joking aside, I am now in my senior year of fashion school on my way to my diploma collection and I work two jobs (the retail job I have had for a while and I was asked to direct a musical at my old school), so I'm busy busy busy!

Ages ago (in May I think) we did a lingerie project and as you know I looooove corsetry, so I included that in my design. Since I had a lot of fun with this project I was extremely good about taking work in progress pictures, but I never posted them. So here you go, finally.

 Design illustration

Starting the pattern (also featured: life elixir also known as coffee)

Test bra in beautiful red and white

Cutting out the fabric

So much piping...

Woven sidepanels...

... and done!

Low point in the construction of the showpiece

Showpiece construction done!

Why are there so many pieces...?

Almost done!

 Woohoo!

This thing was seriously fun to make!
It's kinda sad that it now sits in my wardrobe unused... but it's really not all that wearable.
I have a couple other similar work in progress things to post, so stay tuned for that (hopefully in under 10 months...)

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Work in progress

I usually don't get around to post a lot of pictures during the making of my projects. But I am determined to do so with this one!
First, a small introduction.
My mother is getting remarried in March. At first it was supposed to be a really small event, so she didn't even want anything particularly special to wear. But then, as seems to be the norm with these things, the plans became bigger and I immediately said I wanted to make her dress.
The dress we are working on is by no means the kind of gown like wedding dress, but instead more of a cocktail dress. She chose a very simple almost 50s style silhouette, but there's going to be an embellished belt.
Our first idea for the top part was this


The idea was taken from a design from the current Andrew GN collection and I really like the look, but as a I suspected, it doesn't look quite as nice on a normal person, as it does on a model. As soon as you put someone with curves into this, the folds at the front start to gape and the look is lost. So we scrapped that and went to an even simpler design


This is the look we are going to go with. A simple top with 3/4 sleeves, a small collar and princess seams and a wide skirt with box pleats. My mum has yet to try this muslin on, but it should hopefully fit her (I made the pattern especially for her with her measurements) and I can start on the dress proper.
Speaking of...


This is the fabric we bought. It's a really lovely wool georgette on the left and on the right is the lining. The colours aren't spot on, off-white is reeeeally heard to photograph ;)

That's my progress so far.
Next up: hoping the muslin fits...

Friday, January 18, 2013

KITTENS!

One of my best friends got two kittens a little while back. Their names are Finn and Bonnie.


All together now: AWWWWWWW!

As I love cats, but can't have my own in our flat, I am now officially their godmother. So it was only right to make them a little welcome gift:


I used some fabric scraps I had left over and sewed a couple of little mice. The ultimate gimmick: I put one of those little balls with a bell inside into each of the mice. So now when you play with them, they jingle! So much fun for little kittens!

They've grown quite a bit already by now but are still very cute


I feel like it might be time for another present from their godmother. Something furry this time I think, they seem to love that!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Love Champagne

I actually don't love champagne. But I made a couple of tulle dresses for an event of that name! :)
The male model Papis Loveday is now selling his own brand of champagne and one of my teachers was involved in organizing its launch party.
They still needed two tulle gowns for said party and she approached me to make them. It was a pretty straightforward project, but I had to make them during a really busy time, so it was all very stressful. It was pretty cool though to see the dresses in use at the party!

The party was held at a store and they did a window live show. Very awesome!

I made the pink dress...

... and the green dress

The girls with Papis in his window show outfit (the girls were VERY duckface-prone...)

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And me with Papis! Yay for pictures with famous people! ;)

I actually should have a picture with me and the two girls somewhere, but I can't seem to find it. Too bad. After all, after taking that picture I was basically covered in glitter because the girls were wearing glitter body makeup... Oh well, if I find it, I'll show you at a later date!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

All the excuses

So, first of all: I'm still alive. Which might be hard to believe, seeing as I last posted in October (!).
The second year of fashion school has kept me super busy and the little free time I have I like to use to do absolutely nothing ;) I'll try to do better with the blogging from now on (but isn't that what I always say...)
For now, have a couple pictures of a very old project:


Super simple cut, just a slightly gathered sleeveless top and a circle skirt. The waistband is scalloped, but unfortunately I don't have a good picture of that.


This dress shows my obsession with piping once again ;) It's just so pretty!


It's also really good for time travel.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Harness

Oftentimes I'm not exactly thrilled with a lot of the projects we have to do for school, but I love this particular one! We had one day to create a leather accessory and their suggestion was to do a harness. I love those (I'm somewhat into Steampunk which probably comes with my love for all things Victorian) so I was super happy! And I think the final product turned out really well, too.





How do you like it? I'm thinking of making a couple more of these harnesses, maybe even selling them on etsy... thoughts?