I have been working away on sewing the Annabelle dress in the Roma collection and I have finally after one more dress and the exhibition been able to do a final blog on this collection, so long days of work were needed and dealt with. The bridal exhibition was yesterday the 24th March. It’s all been very exciting to visualise these things and now it’s time to relax and rest a bit, being also reflective.
Annabelle is photographed here, I did start this dress a while back now… this is the third 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.
Annabelle is size 12, 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 recycling and re-using old corded lace. The design features are of a white pearl coloured dress with wide shoulder straps and a draped front triangular piece including applique lace, cinched waist, a subtle fish tail skirt half. The fabrics used are natural silk and corded lace.
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 up from a while back, it is a white colour. 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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