One aspect of fashion I miss is being set briefs. They challenged me often forcing me to create something I wouldn't normally make. I miss the whole process from research to designing to making. Now that I've finished uni I don't tend to go through the whole process of research and sketching before making something.… Continue reading Creating a garment from scratch
I recently haven't been feeling very creative, I've shrunk and even started doubting my creative credibility; to the point I even stopped sketching for a while, feeling that it was all pointless and for nothing. Fortunately I am now over this 'negative mindset' after spending some time at my favourite spot with my favourite person.… Continue reading Blowing away the cobwebs
I haven't had a chance to make anything recently what with being back at work and not wanting to make another dress. But that doesn't mean I haven't been making at all. I have recently started teaching a friend dressmaking; she is a novice but wanted to learn to make clothes. At first I was… Continue reading February
Slight change of plan... if you read my last post you would of read I was making a dusty pink wrap dress; well velvet is a lot harder to work with than I anticipated. I haven't abandoned it completely though I will return to it when I'm feeling braver. But instead have made and completed… Continue reading I’m a sucker for pretty fabric
So I haven't written in a while, work took over towards the end of 2017, the joys of working in retail at Christmas!!! Fast forward a couple of months and its January; work is dead meaning I have more free time as well as a weeks holiday !! This is the perfect time to crack… Continue reading An eternity later, I’m back !!
I'll let you in on a secret it is still day one for me while I write this but I am at work today (Wednesday) so I wanted to get as much done on my day off. I have decided ! I have my heart set on the wrap dress with 3/4 length sleeves. Now… Continue reading Day 2: Deciding and pattern making
Whenever I dressmake I like to begin by sketching out a few intial ideas, as well as draping shapes onto a mannequin. I always have a rough idea of what I want to make but I always explore other shapes. My initial idea for this dress was to have a wrap bodice with a flowing… Continue reading Day 1: Designing