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Art Gowns Dazzle the Runway at the Coop

HI SISTERS! SKETCHING AND DRESSING. THERE IS ONLY ONE STEP ✏📋✂

Art Gowns

✨✨ The runway was aglitter with the glamour of the Art Gowns modelled by some of the Coop’s most gorgeous Chicklets. ✨✨

“Good evening! My name is VIRGINIA, and I had the honour of being first onto the runway begowned in Empress D’Amore

“Off the top, I’d like to thank the original Empress D’Amore for being here with me tonight. Together the Empress and I will be discussing the highlights of the Hallowe’en Fashion Show at the Coop.”

“Thank you, Empress!”

Hello Virginia, and the pleasure is all mine! Let me just say, in my most humble opinion, that yours was the most regal Art Gown in the show!

“I won’t argue that! Now, on with the show!”

Presenting: MIA in Mystic Lake

“So Empress, what can you tell the folks at home about Mystic Lake?

Well, Virginia, she was inspired by ducks, specifically a ceramic duck created by  

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Costume project: sketches

Hi lovelies! I ❤ Beauty and the Beast and I adore tthese sketches about the clothes.

Klaugen

Skisserbelle

Here are the sketches I made to show my friend, who is the director of the play, what I have planned to design and sew for their big musical act in this cabaret.

Their big musical act is little town from Beauty and the Beast!

First thought was, easy! I like this type of costumes… I have always wanted to make historical and fantasy costumes, but I have never sewn corsets or very big skirts before, and will I even make good costumes? What about other smaller acts that needs costumes? How will I even get time to make all of this?

After reading the script I did realize what kind of costumes we/I could make and what kind of costume we could buy or borrow from someone else.

My friend and I did agree that I would focus on making costume for the beauty and the beast act, because it was…

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Social Media And Seeing The World Through Filters

HI BEAUTIES! WE’VE GOT SOME GOOD THOUGHTS WITH SOME WONDERFUL PICTURES !

Katie Kuo

friends_3When you think back to when you were a child, what do you remember? I think of the moments where I could crouch down and stare at a snail with so much curiosity, and it would be exciting and intriguing. The trail of ants as they strongly lift food back home or the hours spent outdoors reading on the grass, lying under the trees, sinking my toes into the sand and going for bushwalks. There are days where I feel that Social Media, particularly Instagram, can be toxic rather than beneficial. I like sharing moments that made me feel happy, but I do think Instagram can be superficial at times, and I think it’s because photos tend to be more carefully taken, rather than the spontaneous childhood photos. I’ve felt the desire to delete my Instagram many times this year.

Privacy. Too much of anything is not healthy. It’s finding…

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VIN + OMI Illustration

👟👞👡👠👢Hi beauties! This is not exactly a classical depiction about catwalks, but is lovely fancy.🙆

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I reflected the image, then mirrored it and added in an extra image to seem as though there are two lines of models in the picture. There’s collage of my own imagery over the top too and a few plastic bottles to promote what Vin and Omi is all about. (Vin and Omi make their clothes from recycled plastic.) The black and white people come out from the page, to stand in front of the bus. There’s a lot of mark making around the outside as that’s how I work unfortunately, but I do like the extra colour it brings to the final picture and the scratchy graphite marks.
The reflection and repetition is to overwhelm the viewer much like our plastic is overwhelming and destroying the nature in which we live. It’s done with watercolour and black fine liner pen.

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VIN + OMI Illustration

👟👞👡👠👢Hi beauties! This is not exactly a classical depiction about catwalks, but is lovely fancy.🙆

ashby_i’s blog

I reflected the image, then mirrored it and added in an extra image to seem as though there are two lines of models in the picture. There’s collage of my own imagery over the top too and a few plastic bottles to promote what Vin and Omi is all about. (Vin and Omi make their clothes from recycled plastic.) The black and white people come out from the page, to stand in front of the bus. There’s a lot of mark making around the outside as that’s how I work unfortunately, but I do like the extra colour it brings to the final picture and the scratchy graphite marks.
The reflection and repetition is to overwhelm the viewer much like our plastic is overwhelming and destroying the nature in which we live. It’s done with watercolour and black fine liner pen.

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Vintage Romance

✏📋✂ HELLO SISTERS! AS YOU ALREADY KNOW, BEFORE MAKE A WONDERFUL DRESS, WE NEED A WONDERFUL SKETCH 😉

Vintage Belle

vogue7675 1960s Vogue 7675

My latest vintage make is one for Belle again, finally!  This gorgeous pattern has been on my wishlist for some time.  I’d spotted it online but never in the right size and although I know I could grade it up, but I wasn’t that desperate!  Eventually I was offered a copy by Eleanor Meriwether who had it in the right size.  After sending for a whole heap of fabric swatches from Croft Mill Fabric and Ditto Fabrics, Belle picked a floral print silk and cotton voile, which we bought from Ditto Fabrics.  They don’t have any left now, this was back in January!!!

dsc_0019_4-01.jpeg 1960s Vogue 7675 in silk and cotton voile from Ditto Fabrics

Deciding it would be the perfect dress for the summer ball, and that summer was a decidedly long way off, the dress ended up on the back burner.  So far onthe back…

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Autumn and Winter Sewing Plans

HELLO SISTERS! I ADORE THESE KIND OF SKETCHES AND I’M SO HAPPY SHARING THEM WITH YOU💛💙💜💚❤

Heathery Makes

Geodesic and skirtTuria dungaree dress and stripy topWhen not sewing or otherwise creating, a fair portion of my time is taking up dreaming about sewing or creating. This lovely daydreaming planning is even more urgent since I moved to the islands as it’s no longer simple to nip into a shop and buy a new bit of clothing.

With this in mind I decided, for the first time, to focus my daydreaming slightly in order to create a plan of clothes for this Autumn / Winter, which would take me through to Spring. I’ve narrowed it down to 6 items for myself (one item was scored off the list once completed yesterday), and 4 items for other people, not including some unconfirmed Christmas gifts.

I am, at the moment, on a rather strict budget, so I’ll be looking at using what fabrics I already have, as well as cheap sale items. This may make some of these…

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