Sunday, January 30, 2011

Dashing in Dots

well, its been a while since i've entertained my creative side but i finally sat down and made a dress this week so i could wear it to a picnic night out with the girls. I have had some polka dot fabric residing under the guest room bed since i bought it from global fabrics a while ago. It was time to make something of it.

I used a combination of patterns ive made over time and threw them together with a bow around the neck. The dots on the fabric run from big to small along the grainline so I decided to cut the bow from the 'big dot' end to contrast with the smaller dots at the top of my dress.

(first photo taken by the very talented Julia)

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Little Black Dress

A wee while ago i was asked to make a dress for my sister for her awards night. In preparation for this i decided to make myself a version of the dress when i was in the drafting stage for the pattern. I also made myself a little lace vest/top which i find is really good for adding a bit extra to some of my plain t-shirt dresses. Heres the end result.

Modelled by my younger sister, the lovely Christine Louise