I have been working away on sewing the Ellie dress in the Roma collection and I am getting ever closer to the photo shoot now, so long days of work are needed more so now than ever. The photo shoot is on Friday 15th March and the bridal exhibition is on the 24th March. It’s all been very exciting to visualise these things and now it’s all coming together 🙂
Ellie is photographed here, I did start this dress a while back now… this is the second dress I decided to sew up in the final selected fabric. I had to go along with what I know, learn a lot while I was also going along and go on what I have developed skill-wise. I failed here and there but eventually have a nice final garment to show in photographs and I am really happy about that.
Ellie is size 14, 1920’s silhouette, Inspired by Roman architecture and has textiles which I planned and had been inspired by looking at other renown textile artists out there and by looking at famous flowers especially the blue Iris. The design features are of an off white coloured dress with obvious shoulder panels and detailed (pin tucked, chiffon) front straps, uniquely shaped and styled back section with pearlised buttons, empire line detail, such as piping applied in curved shapes, straight skirt half with a play on levels in the hemline length. The fabrics used are silk crepe de chine and poly chiffon.
The saying “it was made with blood, sweat and tears” can be applied to my work for sure, it was not easy but it’s all worth it in the end. I really enjoy and feel passionate in what I do and sharing my work and service with and to others.
The dress was selected and decided upon to sew second, it is a white colour and it has a name applied but I am still at the design and making stage and details, order and choices could still change…Its about being discerning and sure before you pack away finish and photograph, collate images and then begin selling. The photo shoot and the exhibition plans have kept me going and focused. The design and research stage has been explained as far as inspiration goes. I like to show the garment specifics such as features and fabrics. Finally, showing what I have learnt to an audience who may be learning themselves.
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