Coffee Date dress by Pattern Runway for years. Then, I finally broke down and bought the pattern, and it has taken me months to figure out what fabric to make it from. Once I determined I'd use some less-expensive fabric to give the pattern a go, it took me ages to start. And then once I started sewing, all the numerous fitting issues stalled me for a while. So in short, this dress is way too long in the making!
pretty cheap fabric thinking it was stretchy and it most definitely is not (my fault completely!). Benefits: wrinkle resistant, fairly easy to work with, and cheap. I also totally love the print (and there are loads of others!). I can imagine it being hot in the summer, it is polyester after all, but it also feels light and airy, so we'll see when it gets steamy.
lovely Boden dresses with a pretty similar style, but in a weighty knit. I'd love to recreate those and wear them constantly. Anyhow, I'll wear this one again, so I guess that counts as a success!
Fun fact: I bought my awesome orange necklace from a jewelry vendor at the farmer's market in Homer, Alaska. $6!
2015 Resewlution, April garment #1 (I need to do more sewing!)
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Thursday, April 09, 2015
There were multiple categories in the design challenge and I randomly selected "Pop Art" as my inspiration. After some research for ideas, I came upon this series of sculptures, "Shuttlecock" by artist Claes Oldenburg:
|(The birdie, not the building.)|
Here is my fashion illustration of my garment--I haven't finished the course yet (still a month to go), but I've learned enough to be pretty happy with my rendition!
Here's my Shuttlecock dress with some of the other entrants. There were some really inventive garments (take a look at that one of the left (below), made from spoons and garbage bags, winner in the "recycled plastic" category):
The white "paper" dress on the left (below), was winner in the "yarn as inspiration" category. The dressmaker encouraged everyone to sign or draw something on the garment.
White dress on the left (below), winner in the "transform a t-shirt" category, is all lacy on the back.
And mine, winner (out of 2 entrants :) in the "pop art" category! Thanks to the members of the Fashion Club for organizing the whole thing--it was truly a fun and challenging experience!
Someone needs to have a costume party, and soon! Until then, my dress will be on display in the student center at West Valley College, if you happen to be near Saratoga!