Hey it's officially summer! As I type kids are preparing to run out of the classrooms, teachers ready to let loose and I get a chance to
quaff free champers get inspired by all of the amazing design work on display at the end-of-year shows in London.
My hubby is an architect who teaches at a university here, and after a long slog of a school year (mine of course, by association) I love having the chance to revisit that annual feeling of achievement and relief that's in the air - even if I know scant little about architecture.
So this year I made a dress for the event. This heavy stretch cotton waterlily fabric is from the Stofftraum in Basel where I also got the fabric for my Edinburgh dress.
|I think i'll just stand over here and drink some wine...|
The pattern has kimono sleeves and a slightly tulip shaped skirt with a couple of volume-ifying tucks and pockets. I already have a couple more on the go in different fabric and colours.
I'm no expert in architecture or fashion, but I do love when our interests meet. (Kind of like how the best architectural bookshop in Basel is next to the fabulous Stofftraum - kismet!)
Or, as the lovely Elsa Schiaparelli says in her autobiography:
"[Shchiap] felt that clothes had to be architectural: that the body must never be forgotten and it must be used as a frame is used in a building."
It's something to work towards in every new sewing year...
Happy sewing x
Happy sewing x
Love the dress! what pattern did you use?ReplyDelete
Thank you! It's my own! :)Delete
that picture of you drinking wine-- you are the wildest wildflower is a sea of neutral!!! absolutely gorgeous!ReplyDelete
i'm often struck & inspired by buildings here in NY-- like you say, no expert, but everyone can appreciate beauty ;)
Ha ha, bless you! Us sewistas can always entertain ourselves, in the drabbest of situations ;0)Delete
I LOVE it! So springy and fun.ReplyDelete
I wish I had 10 yards of it!!!Delete
This is a beautiful dress and stunning fabric. I love those pleats on the skirt (and the pockets). Such a gorgeous dress.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much Helen. This was the fastest pattern I've ever drafted...I must try not to overthink things in the future!Delete
Love the dress - and great pics of the event!ReplyDelete
What beautiful fabric--I love how you used it!ReplyDelete
Thanks Lisa! It was a joy to work with...serious colour therapy!Delete
Beautiful. I love the length and I'd love to know more about the pattern too.ReplyDelete
Thank you Emma! It's my own but I hope to share it.Delete
Lovely!!! I love flowered fabric and the sleeves are perfect.ReplyDelete
Thank you Cherie!Delete
Absolutely the best dressed of the party!!! Love your dress, the print is awesome, so colourful!ReplyDelete
Great photos too!
so gorgeous! you look like a walking monet paintingReplyDelete
Thank you!! I would frame this fabric if I could!!Delete
Gorgeous dress! I love how you stand out so colourful,y againsth everyone else in that second picture.ReplyDelete
Thank you Kat! Credit to the Mr. for spotting the opportunity! ;)Delete
I really love your dress! So happy!ReplyDelete
Thank you Justine!Delete
This is so pretty! You must have the best wardrobe... everything you make is so nice!ReplyDelete
But that's what I think about YOUR wardrobe!Delete
So beautiful dress! Just found your blog. - Really a nice one! :)ReplyDelete
Thank you for dropping by! :) Looking forward to seeing your makes too!Delete
Lovely dress! This fabric is so cheerful :) Perfect for the summer and the colours look great on you. Love it!ReplyDelete
Lovely dress! Look great on you!!ReplyDelete
Dear Honig-design, please publish this pattern, this is so lovely ! Thank you a lot.ReplyDelete
Hi Clo Tilde! Thank you and glad you like it! I am working on it ;)Delete
Thank you in advance. I am so impatient. See you !!Delete