Sunday, 24 June 2012

Creations By Me



I wanted to share some of my favourite fashion related creations that I've made over the years. These are some drawings and a few garments that I've made over the years.


The above dress was the first I ever attempted. Considering I was only eight when I made it, I'm quite proud of how it turned out. The fabric is very heavy and was most likely not intended for a garment, but I was young and attracted more to the flowery pattern than anything else. Looking back I'm actually pleased with my fabric choice, as it gives it some weight and gives it more of a vintage edge. The style is very basic because it was my first dress, but what I didn't realize then was that the high neckline and straight shape of the dress lends a 60's flare, especially with the bold, colourful pattern.  I wish I could still where this, but sadly it's just way too small.

The Branchless Birch

This tree was my inspiration for this dress. I look at it every day from my window, and whenever there is the slightest breeze, the leaves rustle in the most majestic way. I imagine that there is a layer of clear, plastic, almost fish scale type pieces  that imitate the rustling of the leaves every time the wearer moves. Underneath the  layer of fish scales  is green silk like the colour shown in the bottom left hand corner. On the top, there is a band off white stiffened silk.  I would love to one day create this dress, but I'm afraid I'll have to improve my sewing skills first.   
Colour Inspiration
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Rain Cloud Dress

This dress I call 'rain cloud'. My idea is that the top is a crystalized corset with little gemstones that resemble raindrops. The skirt is big and full and the first layer would be a blue satin, then overtop of that a darker blue tool. Finally, on top of all that there is a sort of cotton ball material all over the skirt. Some of the fluff like stuff would be grey and some white. The idea is to make the bottom look like a storm cloud and the top where all the moisture is held. 

Orange Pointy Tulip Dress



Wild Rose Dress


Inspiration
Inspiration 
My inspiration, I have to admit, didn't come directly from these flowers, but rather my interpretation of them. Whenever I was bored in class I would start drawing these crazy flowers with weird geometric petals. So, really the abstract flowers I drew were my first inspiration, then I tried to find some real flowers, like the ones above, to get my point across. 

The dresses are very sixties (that silhouette fits my body shape best). I love colour and bold patterns, so I incorporated it in these dresses. 

Marie Antoinette Costume Front

Marie Antoinette Costume Back

This was my halloween costume from about four years ago. It supposed to be a Marie Antoinette style dress. The most challenging part of this dress was that I not only had to sew it, but I also had to create the pattern. The fabrics seemed like a good idea at the time, but now I think I would have opted for something with different colours, a little more refined. 


Would you wear any of my creations, and if so, which one?

32 comments:

  1. Omg, wha? You made that dress when you were eight??! Hats off to you! :D it looks beautiful.

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    1. Thanks. Obviously I got some pointers, seeing as it was my first dress, but in terms of the actually cutting out and the sewing together of it, I did it all.
      Thanks for your thoughts!

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  2. Oh my gosh I love your Halloween costume! And I can't believe you were only 8 when you made that first dress. You're awesome.

    xx

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    1. Thanks, when I was younger it was my favourite dress up outfit because of all the frills and petticoats. I was really driven to sew, even when I was eight. My grandmother had passed away recently and left all of her fabrics, which really got me inspired. In fact, this was one of her fabrics.
      Thanks for your thoughts!

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  3. This is amazing! I love the printed shift dresses. I definitely can see how your inspiration was from the layered beauty of petals on flowers. Very chic.

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    1. Thanks. My sister actually mentioned to me yesterday how it would be cool if somehow the petals on the dress could be three dimensional, that way it would really look like petals on a flower.
      Thanks for your thoughts!

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  4. i love your creativity..how nicely you took inspiration from nature and have build outfits:)
    i'm following you now..:)do follow back dear:)

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    1. Thanks. I find all my best designs come when I take inspiration from the natural world.
      Thanks for your thoughts, and also for following me.

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  5. Pretty designs! lovely blog !

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  6. lovely blog and cute pics !
    I'll be happy if you come and visit my blog too:)

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  7. You should do more pieces and sell them online that would be a great summer job, if only I had the skills. If you want a partner count on me :P

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    1. Thanks, I actually looked into that, but figured it involved to much. Maybe when I'm older it would be a good start up business.
      Thanks for your thoughts!

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  8. That first dress is fabulous!! so nice!

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  9. you 've done a good job :) like your drawings
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  10. Tes croquis sont géniaux, tu veux devenir stylist?

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  11. Sorry my commentary was totally in french lol, Do you wanna be a stylist?

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    1. Ne t'inquiete pas, je peux parler en français aussi. Oui, j’aimerais beaucoup venir styliste.
      Merci pour votre commentaire.

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  12. Beautiful dresses! I'm following you now on Bloglovin :)

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  13. I really love the first dress! and the others are nice too!
    I studied fashion in school but am still so bad with designing/sewing garments lol

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  14. thanks for the comment - yea I totally agree, I like how guys dress in Europe a lot more than Canada/North America! here not a lot of guys care too much about fashion

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  15. yeaa I know - I think French guys have the nicest style, and Swedish too :D

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  16. Very cute!

    xo Jennifer

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  17. your desings are awesome, we would love to wear the orange pointy tulip dress!

    <3

    ps. this is your last chance to win a $50 giftcard from The Dark Horse Jewellery on our blog, it will close tomorrow!

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  18. Wow! The first dress looks so pretty! Great job, keep going! :)

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  19. Wao, these are great drawings! You have a great talent, good for you!

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  20. you have a great talent, the first dress is beautiful. And you made it when you were 8? wow...
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  21. sewing a marie antoinette dress seems really hard~ but you did well!

    and i really like the current trend that originated from the 70s!! i just really wish i am tall enough to wear those bell-bottom trousers!
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  22. wow i love that first dress...it's so mod. i would definitely rock that piece made from 8-year-old you :P way better than i can do now haha

    xx,
    the coattail effect

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