Sunday, October 31, 2010

An autumn day in Spring

This dress was also one of my beginning projects that started with me buying fabric that I really liked and not knowing what to do with it. It is one of those learning projects. Its a mock brocade, and this was the result: very simple, not really fitted but giving a light summery feel without the weight of real brocade (I absolutely love real brocades as much of a pain they are to work with. Such a rich feel!) Ive worn this dress several times, to a wedding, to open dances, to semi-formal parties, on a nice summer date. My favorite is to pair it with red heels and some small red jewelry. Gold goes great too though.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

A step in the right direction

Im not starting a design business just yet and or in the immediate future but I did decide to make a portfolio of sorts of most of the more presentable wardrobe pieces that I have made in the past 5 or more years as it would be a good start and push in the direction of my desired career of designer. Although most of my past pieces have been day wear it has slowly transformed into a specified direction of ballroom and latin dance wear.

I wont put them all in one post but Ill keep it to one article per post to get feedback and keep it organized... But well start with a fall theme... This skirt was one of the first things I ever made. One of my mom's friends helped me with the pattern and the fabric was very unique. Back when I was first starting to sew I didnt really know much about what fabrics go well with what designs but I would say this was a success even though its quite a challenge to match this skirt with tops.

Photography by Anna Alekseyev.