Added Sep 30, 2010
Alright, back to my fall line! I have been working on the Project Runway/Rowenta challenge, so do excuse my slowness to publish these 8 outfits.
Anywho this is the next of my line at Local Honey and I do love this top! It was created from a floor-length skirt made from the most supple silk/spandex blend I have ever encountered. When touching it feels like soft air, and yes I know that sounds nuts.
For the yoke I stitched a series of scales to add contrast yet focus, and have gotten pretty good at doing semi-circular shapes. I have always been a fan of topstitching, yet was always hesitant due to my impatience and disdain for seam ripping. Although now after sucking it up this has become much more fun and pleasing to the eye.
Oh and i almost forgot the fascinator! I hand-felted this last semester and spent way too much time hot gluing feathers all over it, but it has a tiny bird and is FAB. I need to randomly wear it out more, since people go nuts for it.
The design for this top is extremely simple, yet I spent most of my time meticulously finishing each of these pieces so that when you see them in person you cannot tell it is handmade. This may not be as mind-blowing as most designer’s garments these days, but I feel I must dedicate myself to improving these finishing skills before I get into extreme patternmaking and drafting. It really irks me to see things in boutiques that look smashed together in 2hrs with the price jacked up- if you are going to purchase one of my pieces you will never have to worry about a lack of finishing.
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