Thursday, 27 December 2012

Atonement Green Silk Dress Inspired Pattern

Original Green Silk Dress
Jacqueline Durran Sketch

Here are my dress creations (pictured below) that were inspired by Keira Knightley's Green Silk Skirt & Top (pictured above) that she wore for the film Atonement. 

Suzannah's Dress

Lyndsey's Dress

I intend to take the pattern pieces for both versions of the dress that I have created inspired by the Green Silk Skirt & Top from the film Atonement and draft up different size pattern pieces for both creations so I can then re-create these dresses in a selection of sizes & styles. 

As I have further developed the dress I feel the pattern pieces and construction methods are now unique to each dress.

So even though, and this is the confusing bit :-), the 1st toile which I created on my original teal version of the dress, I used some of the pattern pieces from Vogue pattern 7365 to create the gore panel on the back and the bust/neckline. Once the 1st toile had been created it was then dissected to create the 2nd Toile, which in turn was altered and finally adjusted to construct the 3rd toile. 

It was from the 3rd toile I made actual pattern pieces to cut and construct the finished version of the silk dress in teal.

For the 2nd corset top version of the dress I used my own pattern pieces that I had created from the 1st dress and a basic corset top and re-sized them to developed this version of the dress, I created 2 toiles for this version before finally cutting the dress from the silk.

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Wonderful Day @ Christmas Craft Fayre, Carlisle

Crown & Mitre Hotel
At home chilling after a wonderful day at the Christmas Craft Fayre promoted by Blonde Marketing and held in the Crown & Mitre Hotel,

It was lovely chatting to the Christmas shoppers and whispers from the elves Santa was kept very busy,:-)

Carlisle Balloons
Carlisle Balloons
Green & Orange - £20.00
Candy Wishes
I met some lovely stall holders too while I was there, especially Alison from Carlisle Balloons whose giant Snowman and Mickey Mouse made entirely from balloons were amazing and the lovely couple on Candy Wishes who had beautifully presented sweet treats, Please forgive me not remembering your names,:-(

The Face painting went down a storm with plenty of little Rudolf's with little red noses, sadly my grand-daughter who also attended the event was full of a cold but she was good as gold, what a star :-)

Jenifer Barlow
If your looking for some wonderfully bespoke shoes this Christmas check out the amazing Glitzaratti, her shoes are amazing, and for wonderful ceramic gifts check out the work of Jenifer Barlow, her work is unique and beautiful

My daughter had a good day too on her stall, Keepsake's by Danielle but she offers a wonderful service with the castings, she strives to give her customers a perfect cast.

Keepsake's by Danielle
Well you can tell I have had such a good day and met some truly talented people, there was so many I could be here all night lol and that would be no fun :-), but I have included a list of all the stall holder for you to check, but there was some extra stalls that are not on the list so check out Blonde Marketing on facebook

Stall Holders