I literally made these five dresses right after I sketched them. No editing, no nothing. I feel like they captured the feel of my drawings, but I do have a couple of favorites. Can you guess which ones? I want them for myself!
Last Saturday, I went along for the ride to San Mateo to this expo to connect buyers to fashion houses. Seemed like everyone was there. You know as you walk along, everything starts looking the same. Then I saw a small booth with a person sitting alone, but not lonely, and I stopped and had a chat with Antonella, who was representing this new line, made in Italy. Before I knew it was made in Italy, I connected with it and could tell it was different. And born of love. I hope they succeed!
I've been working on recreating a dress for Mary Armentrout, who has her own dance company. This bodice waiting for it's skirt. She's bringing me the fabric for the skirt this morning, so when I make and attach it, I will post a photo when the dress is all done. The original was made with fabric that doesn't stretch at all, and this one has a four-way stretch, perfect for dancers/athletes! I'm happy with the way it's turning out so far:
Universe, please bring me more clients like Mary! And let's not forget Cat!
Cat asked me to make another shirt from this cool Japanese fabric with cameras that I found. I did a little tweak here and there on the design and tested it out in white fabric:
That came out well, so I went ahead the next day and constructed Cat's shirt from the pattern and oula!:
I don't know who was more excited this morning, when Cat put on the top I designed for her. It's so perfect because she is a scientist and that fabric shouts nerd, but the design is feminine! We had fun picking out the buttons. For more button fun, scroll down below.
My old time friend, who moved to Amsterdam, found all these buttons and this cool box for storage. I had a lot of fun sorting them in their temporary little homes:
We love bikes. How can you tell?
This fabric shouted "buy me and make a bike friendly skirt!" It is the very first item I made when I decided to be a fashion designer! It is from Japan and I used ideas from Samurai costumes for design elements.