I finished and mailed Jaclyns dress at the end of last week. Jacyln opted for the black butterfly fabric for the drapes in the back which looked really nice. I have made this dress for 4 different clients now (hmmm...one trick pony??)
Making my Leather B.AdoubleG was great fun. I made a sample first which was part of a birthday gift for my mate Sally. I then made up the real deal, I rounded the bottom of the bag and added a 4 inch strip through the middle to make the whole thing a bit wider and more accessible. And who would have guessed it, I substituted the Amy Butler print that I was going to use as the lining for the skulls and flowers fabric that I have clearly become obsessed with (I’m half expecting my family and friends to stage an intervention). The little brass feet I used are very cute and I have added an internal pocket with a zip to hold all that extra bag junk, this bag was featured in the Best of Section on Burdastyle.com last month. Anna’s promised to show me a magical part of London where I can get some leather skins fairly cheaply so I might come up with a few more bag designs. This Bagg is now available in our Etsy shop.
I’ve made my grey linen trousers. They are modelled on the Thai Fishermen’s style Pants that I wear for yoga so they are loose, wide and baggy. I’ve made them more suitable for everyday wear by making them a bit longer, adding a jet pocket and having poppers as the fastenings instead of ties. They are super comfortable and easy to make.
and I finally got round to making a shirt for my brother(yes the collar stand and under collar are in flowers and skulls fabric).I found the same flowers and skulls fabric in a darker colour which is just as awesome as the original cream one. I am now ready to crack on with my shirt alterations (yes, I’m going to be making it out of two different colours of flowers and skulls fabric), I am inspired to do the collar in a Vivienne Westwood/ Rick Owens style.
In other news I got some Polaroid film for my old camera. Although they are a little bit redundant in this “digital” age there’s definitely something very charming about a Polaroid picture. I want to do a shoot on Polaroid film with my Yohji Jacket, Fabric Necklace, Linen Yoga trousers, Short Shorts, Flowers and Skulls Shirt and Leather B.A.DoubleG perhaps in some yoga poses……
My dress for Matt and Carly’s wedding (17th July) is nearly ready. I’ll show you all when it’s done. I think my brother wants a white shirt for this wedding as well.
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