Monday, 17 October 2011

Handmade Monday - art v craft v design

My head is full of many ideas at the moment, and I had fully intended to get on with some of them yesterday afternoon. However the teacher's recurring nightmare appeared - bad throat. and with it a sore head. So I spent yesterday afternoon watching Holes with the Kids (great film and book), and eating far too much.

I have some fashion design items going through my head at the moment. My Friend Jess is getting married next year and I'm doing her bridesmaid dresses, We spent Friday looking at fabric and dress styles, so I'm thinking about how I will construct them and doing a bit of research into the best type of boning to use in the bodice of an empire line dress. One of the fabric shops allowed us into their store room - loads of vintage fabrics from all sorts of companies!

I have the prints I started last Wednesday to complete.

And I promised to revamp Bethan's shoes. She had some "high heels", about one inch high, for a party earlier in the year. they were a pale pink satinised fabric, and are trashed, but still she loves them. so we are going to make them Funky high heels. - this didn't get done, and this week is shaping up to be hectic with extra time at work, I'm not sure when all the things I have started will get finished. Anyway, here's the prints so far...

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  1. Ooh, that'd be exciting, being allowed in a fabric shop store room! Love the seaside pic - lovely!

  2. Your prints are coming along great and I love the idea of the funky shoes, you will definitely have to keep us posted about those.

    Jan :o)

  3. Those prints are just awesome! I will have to check back about the funky shoes, that's intriguing. Sorry about your throat and head. When I was teaching high school it seems I used to catch things the first year or so and then I had the strongest immune system. I must have caught every single thing there was to catch! :) Hope you feel better soon.

  4. Let loose in a fabric store room - heaven!! Your prints look super so far and can't wait to see those bridesmaid creations. Hope you feel better soon.

  5. Hope you feel better soon. Looking forward to seeing what the design for the dresses will be like. Your prints look great. Mich :)

  6. Am loving your prints and look forward to hearing more about the shoes.... xxx


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