I wanted to share some of my favourite fashion related creations that I've made over the years. These are some drawings and a few garments that I've made over the years.
The above dress was the first I ever attempted. Considering I was only eight when I made it, I'm quite proud of how it turned out. The fabric is very heavy and was most likely not intended for a garment, but I was young and attracted more to the flowery pattern than anything else. Looking back I'm actually pleased with my fabric choice, as it gives it some weight and gives it more of a vintage edge. The style is very basic because it was my first dress, but what I didn't realize then was that the high neckline and straight shape of the dress lends a 60's flare, especially with the bold, colourful pattern. I wish I could still where this, but sadly it's just way too small.
|The Branchless Birch|
This tree was my inspiration for this dress. I look at it every day from my window, and whenever there is the slightest breeze, the leaves rustle in the most majestic way. I imagine that there is a layer of clear, plastic, almost fish scale type pieces that imitate the rustling of the leaves every time the wearer moves. Underneath the layer of fish scales is green silk like the colour shown in the bottom left hand corner. On the top, there is a band off white stiffened silk. I would love to one day create this dress, but I'm afraid I'll have to improve my sewing skills first.
|Rain Cloud Dress|
This dress I call 'rain cloud'. My idea is that the top is a crystalized corset with little gemstones that resemble raindrops. The skirt is big and full and the first layer would be a blue satin, then overtop of that a darker blue tool. Finally, on top of all that there is a sort of cotton ball material all over the skirt. Some of the fluff like stuff would be grey and some white. The idea is to make the bottom look like a storm cloud and the top where all the moisture is held.
|Orange Pointy Tulip Dress|
|Wild Rose Dress|
My inspiration, I have to admit, didn't come directly from these flowers, but rather my interpretation of them. Whenever I was bored in class I would start drawing these crazy flowers with weird geometric petals. So, really the abstract flowers I drew were my first inspiration, then I tried to find some real flowers, like the ones above, to get my point across.
The dresses are very sixties (that silhouette fits my body shape best). I love colour and bold patterns, so I incorporated it in these dresses.
|Marie Antoinette Costume Front|
|Marie Antoinette Costume Back|
This was my halloween costume from about four years ago. It supposed to be a Marie Antoinette style dress. The most challenging part of this dress was that I not only had to sew it, but I also had to create the pattern. The fabrics seemed like a good idea at the time, but now I think I would have opted for something with different colours, a little more refined.
Would you wear any of my creations, and if so, which one?