Various random bits and pieces today! First I finished the jellyfish dress... apart from the outer dome (not sure what the technical term is!), which might be made from an umbrella, or maybe a hat, haven't quite decided yet! Also I've covered a cycle helmet in reflective scales, as part of the bodice I made a while ago... I will be interested to see how that comes out in photos, it may or may not work! And I've made some trial templates for skirt edging/trim, this is a new project...
Thursday 29 May 2014
I'm now working full time at the dukes theatre in Lancaster, so have to grab an hour or two wherever possible to do my own sewing. Apologies that there will be less on here for the next couple of months. I shall try and update once or twice a week though!
This picture shows how I've started to attach the ruffles, I've arranged them loosely in a colour spectrum, which I think works nicely! There shall be more yellow in the centre.
Monday 26 May 2014
Friday 23 May 2014
Thursday 22 May 2014
Tuesday 20 May 2014
Sunday 18 May 2014
Saturday 17 May 2014
Friday 16 May 2014
Really happy with today's changes! It's really exciting when you start the day with no idea what you're going to do, then ideas suddenly fall into place as you go along! The ruffles are only slightly different but look much more in keeping, and I love the colour combination.
Thursday 15 May 2014
Wednesday 14 May 2014
I arrived very early today having not slept brilliantly, but was greeted by the first ray of sun I've even seen coming into the studio... There's clearly a very small window of time when this can happen!
I made more ruffles, and edged some of them, then started to make the dress they will be attached to.
Tuesday 13 May 2014
Thursday 8 May 2014
Wednesday 7 May 2014
Today I went along to a "TED x" conference at the university that some others from my studio building were contributing some talks to. A few of us had a stand and tables to share a bit of what we do. We got to meet some interesting people and hear ideas from a great mix of people! Here's a picture of the dresses I took to display.
Monday 5 May 2014
A few quick sketches of an idea that drifted into my head yesterday- it's a jellyfish dress... the floaty arm/head drape represents the main dome shaped body of the jellyfish, with the detail on the bodice being the insides of the jelly... the skirt being made of loads of strips of ruffles and tassels in silky fabrics. I think it would be great photographed hanging from the underneath of a pier!