Thursday, 15 December 2011

Cap Sleve Dress

The dress is made of warm wool blend in one of my favorite dress pattern. This is the third dress I sewed in that same pattern and I love it.

This is the 5th dress with the same pattern. This time in red.

Friday, 9 December 2011

Put some color in this grayness

Hello again, I was on sick leave for several days, you know the usual ... fever, sore throat, cough. For a while it's nice to do nothing, but not for long. Finally I took in my hands something what I once began and lay aside.
I finished corduroy coat and black slacks. Now I just have to wait for nice weather, and persuade my precious to be a photographer.

Here is my bright red trench. I bought this fabric (something to do with nanotechnology) very cheap and planed to do a trenchcoat. When finished it somehow seemed too red .. really catches the eye. However, looks perfect in the fog.


Friday, 2 December 2011

Flirting with Howard Greer - Transformation Dress

A year ago I came across two photographs taken from some vintage (50s?) magazine, where designer Howard Greer presents his Travel Dress. I was thrilled with the idea of ​​a dress that can be supplemented by a variety of accessories to change the look. I had planned to do a similar thing sometime and when Ax asked me if I have something for her next photo shooting I immediately knew it was the right thing for her.

 If I had more time I'd made ​​more extras for the dress..those white halterneck collar for sure and maybe some 3/4 sleeve bolero jacket in some color.

The dress is made of stretch cotton fabric in combination with velvet on the top edge of the bodice and velvet waist band with a bow.  I used a sew-on snap fasteners for all the straps,shoulder drape and belt. Pale pink silk
collar is fastened with buttons. The dress has zipper fastening on the left side.

There is a kick pleat on the back of the skirt.
Organza shoulder drape is attached with sew-on snap fastener on the right side and pinned on the left side,  wide organza skirt and velvet waist.

With velvet halter neck and shoulder straps


Inner life of the dress..I tried to achieve a vintage style lining with firm waist band and boning.

Now I'm waiting for Ax's modeling photos.