Starting from a young age I have always loved clothes. My mum would put me in one set of clothes in the morning and by the evening I would have changed at least 5 times. My sisters would moan and carry on but it was important that I had a different look all the time. I would always make sure my church outfit was accessorised and my shoes shined. My passion has developed and since opening my dressmaking business I have a sweet spot for amazing fabrics. I hope to pass the tradition on to my own little sweetheart one day!
I just had to post this today. I have got back into designing, some drawing (what I can say looks like drawing) and my new inspiration is Jane Davenport. The daughter of very famous fashion designer here in Australia. I love the way the drawings she does are so effortless and simple. She also has classes that you can attend online or if your in Byron Bay, possibly in person. The pic above is just one of many pages from her journals. Do go and check out her website at www.janedavenport.com
Found this image today and just had to post it. Love how the use of grey and tones of grey have been used to make the complete party look a set. Most of all the something blue shoes on the bride. Devine!!
Found this image in an old magazine that I had and just had to post it. Valentino is just such an idol of mine the way colours and textures just come together is stunning! I love the way this sheer and delicate piece is just so different. Makes me want to attempt a version of my own..maybe not today but sometime really soon! Any quirky brides out there want something like this made, I would love to hear from you!
Ok, so its time to start thinking about Summer. Today I started making some gorgeous silk frilly skirts that I would love to put up on Made It when I am done. Will post some pics here once I have completed the size range. So inspired by all the new colours that are starting to drop in retail stores including some gorgeous pastels and bright fluro injections. Colour is just so exciting and makes the grey old winter just a little brighter. Head on over to Pintrest to view some of my inspirational boards.
Dinnigan...you have done it again. Please if you have the time, check out her brand new range of bridal and evening wear. The laces are just to dye for and the designs are just outstanding! Proud that she' Australian!!
I have come across this gorgeous wedding video from Style Me Pretty (SMP) blog and just had to repost it. Love the speech that the Bridesmaid gives as the words are so true! Enjoy http://www.stylemepretty.com/florida-weddings/2012/02/18/smp-florida-welcomes-our-advertisers/
Hi Bloggers! Well I think South East QLD is completely drenched. We have had so much rain and being my first summer here, it really is a different type of summer. But it makes up for it in the middle of the year when everyone else is freezing cold and suffering. Anyway, I wanted to post an amazing picture of a wedding dress cake. There are just so many talented people in this world and I thought this was just stunning! The details, colours and how the whole cake is underneith the bottom of the gown. Very cleaver! Credits to perfect-wedding-day.com
Well I always love a new project and new challenge. Today I start 1 of 2 bridesmaids for April this year of which are both totally different. I like how this is becoming a trend and it makes things a whole lot easier for the bride not having to pick a style and try and shove every body shape into that same shape. The bride then doesn't have to compromise ugly looking brides if all different ...suppose the other advantage of the bridesmaid is they have a dress they will definitely wear again. So after 6 hours of pattern making, cutting, drawing and sewing pieces of calico together, I have my final calico pattern ready for a fitting but...this is the challenge; the bridesmaid is in Perth, W.A and Im in Brisbane, QLD. I trust that the bride and her bridesmaid will do a great job in drawing, pinning and communicating the changes that I may have to make on this calico. Sometimes I just need to trust my instincts, measurements given and my skills. This is what I love about sewing and dressmaking. Above is an image that I found on Style Me Pretty website www.stylemepretty.com which is one blog I love to follow daily. The gorgeous brides and their bridal parties with these amazing new creative touches to their special day.
I had such a cute little comment from my husbands little neice today. She was helping me cut out a skirt pattern by holding down the pattern whilst the fan was going flat out. She couldn't believe that I could make my own clothes. Do hope that I have inspired her to continue this amazing art cause she is the future. One day Ella, I will have you sewing your own clothes just like me.
So a new year is here. I have made a new years resolution to build my blog and the interest on it a lot more this year. Its day 2 and I think I am doing ok so far. So already have 2 bridesmaids on the boil and another bride in the wings. Eventually hope to have a more regular clientele this year but it is just making the time. Hand made gowns are just so time consuming but rewarding in the long run... anyway
I saw this pic on the Once Wed blog just now and had to post it. Love the expression on their faces and the way this image is shot but...most of all the dresses. Such a great idea to have similar straps but in different variations. Would love to attempt to make one of them these days.