bias and straight

October 24, 2014

This dress is made with a combination of bias cut fabric on the top, and ‘regular’ fabric on the bottom. I wanted to allow for more movement in the top (which is created by the bias fabrics).

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The hand stitched detail on the sleeves was inspired by my work mending victorian lace. It seemed important to have something a little bit delicately hand stitched. Of course I left a messy edge to come undone and fray.

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This dress is another one that is loose and comfortable. Perfect for moving around, doing things.

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work clothes

October 19, 2014

Sometimes new jobs need new clothes. I just had one of those changes, and have been working on making a new wardrobe of dresses. The designs are simple, easy to wear, and easy to move around in. I like to think of them as sack dresses that fit well enough.

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 The attention is to the simple details. An extra line of stitching, some gathers, a neat and tidy corner…

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They are meant to change a little with time. No interfacing to keep thing stiff and held together. I like to think of the dresses as little creatures, moving and adjusting to the new wearer.