Monday, 21 December 2009
Sunday, 1 November 2009
Tuesday, 8 September 2009
Saturday, 29 August 2009
Shot silk has been roughly draped over an off the shoulder corset. I love the effect it gives and when worn is particularly flattering at the bust! The dress below is a twist of the same technique. I love the gowns of the 1950's, be they evening or cocktail dresses. The dress is made from silk taffeta and finishes just below the knee, i think it would look fabulous as a full length gown.
I may try and create a very similar shaped, but much simpler corset that I can use beneath some of my bridal dresses as the shape is so flattering. The majority of the dresses I make are corseted, as it creates such a flattering foundation.
Monday, 17 August 2009
Thursday, 6 August 2009
Tuesday, 28 July 2009
I found these pictures of an eighteenth century jacket I made for the fiancé of a friend's bridalwear client. I used to work for a couture bridalwear designer in West Sussex. It gave me an opportunity to make something different and for a man too! This is the first piece of menswear I have made. I am quite proud of the results and it looked very dashing on!
Sunday, 26 July 2009
I have only just made this corset. I have started beading around the neck and hip line but unfortunately have run out of beads, and one bead in particular, so I shall have to put it on hold until I find a supplier that has some in stock. However I am quite pleased with how it looks when worn, and am relieved that the neckline works so well. I've also shaped the corset around the hip line, which works well in breaking up what can be quite a harsh line where the corset stops and the skirt starts.
The corset above was originally made to be part of a burlesque costume, to be worn with stockings and some very sparkly shoes! The lace I used was absolutely beautiful and encouraged me to think about designing corsets that could be worn as part of a bridal ensemble.