Thursday, September 27, 2007

A beautiful dress for a beautiful Artist

My friend Samantha Sultana and I have done a collaboration and this is the finished product.

I have made the dress from vintage-look Polyester Taffetta, flocked with black spots. I love how the full circle skirt makes that sound as the fabric moves. The straps are made from velvet ribbon and I have made a 2" black, fabric covered belt to accentuate the small waist.

Samantha is a vintage inspired sleepwear and accessories designer, the brooch that she has created for this dress finishes off the outfit perfectly. I hope this colab is not going to be a one off thing!

Monday, September 24, 2007

Dani's belated birthday present...

I started making this dress for my gorgeous friend Dani in April (her birthday is in June). Today, I finally finished it and it looks really pretty. We were going to make it a halter, but I decided to omit the straps leaving her collar bones bare as I wanted to highlight her sweet anchor tattoo.

I did'nt want to use a synthetic fabric to line it, so I went to my small bits of fabric pile and found a really cute hot pink with small white polka dotted cotton canvas.
I am giving it to her tomorrow...I can't wait to see her in it.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Well, my mum LOVED it!!!

My mum Helen is a hoarder. She has at least 200 assorted bags, yet still carries things around in plastic supermarket bags - which drives me crazy.

So, in hope of her breaking this habit, I made her a black tote bag with a 'genuine' Elvis Presley fabric panel appliqued on the front. When I showed it to my husband, his comment was "well, you got the Vic Market look down pat" - cruel!!

I finally gave the tote to my mum last week and she loved it, just the way she has loved everything else I have made for her. The cutest thing she said? "Oh, I will be so proud walking down the street with this, it has Elvis on it and your label on it".

If you would like an Elvis tote too, let me know and I will see what I can do for you. ;-)
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