Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Party dress

I have been holding off posting this, as i've been waiting for my sister to send me some pictures.... alas she hasn't and as i know she is a busy lady, i will cease harrassing her and just use the ones i have. (Pity as she is a professional photographer, though i hope one day her pictures will grace my blog posts!)

Anyway, here are some pictures of the party dress i made my daughter for her 2nd birthday party.

This is the fabric the dress was made from and indeed the reason it was made. It is a beautiful print by Textile artist/ Illustrator Rosie MacCurrach. A light weight silk, in nude tones reminiscent of my favourite Fashion House, Chloe, with the most beautiful wave and leaf design floating across it. This makes me think of Japanese rock gardens as the brush strokes appear very much like raked sand. It has the most serene quality and a feel of timesless beauty.  I fell in love with it as soon as i saw it. It had to be for something special or something that lots of people would see.
I only had a small piece of the fabric so the rest of the dress was the result of chance and quite a few mistakes. It took a while to sew due to silk underskirts and 'much' hand sewing, all of which was not exactly planned. The matching hairband was hardly worn but never the less it was a lovely little dress and transformed my 'little boy' into a girl for the day!

(should i get some better pictures, i shall update these)

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