Friday, 18 April 2014

Jean Paul Gaultier at The Barbican

Went to see this exhibition last minute whilst I was in London fur the Italian Fashion exhibition and the V&A. It was amazing!! So inspiring and beautifully presented with talking mannequins! Well worth a visit. 

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Fuller skirt

Played around with net and tulle to get the skirt looking fuller. There are two layers of nylon net and four layers of nylon tulle. Still got a top layer of silk organza to go! 

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Tailored conductor's jacket

It's been a while since I made a tailored jacket, but I really enjoyed re-learning all the specialist methods to create this jacket for a musician friend. It took hours, but mostly because I'm a perfectionist and wanted it to be 100% perfect! The fabric is cotton sateen, the buttons are silk satin  and the lining is a liquid gold satin.

Warhol at FTM Artist Textiles

Grading patterns and making dresses

Busy week so far, started work on a wedding dress I'm making for a friend and finally got round to grading the Camp's Bay and Betty's Bay tunic top PDF patterns. Lots of people have asked for them in other sizes, so they will be available on etsy in a little while.