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A junior bespoke order

13 Mar

I recently got a request for a dress for a 4 year old girl. At first I was hesitant as I specialise in ladies wear and was not really familiar with the construction or sizing of children’s clothes. But I guess a challenge is the best way to learn something new. So after some research I started drafting out a basic children’s block from which I can adapt to make a dress.

Check out the tutorials section for a step by step guide on drafting a children’s block.

I chose a light champagne colour satin and a simple bodice with a full circle skirt. And added an off white lace peter pan collar for a bit of detail. To achieve more fullness in the skirt I gathered some netting and sewed it onto the lining at the waist.

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I’m pleased with the outcome and actually really enjoyed working on this piece. Perhaps this might inspire future children’s wear pieces.

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What do you think of the final look?

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Suit yourself

31 Jan

I recently came across this photo and just thought it was genius!

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I think it is so true!! Menswear and especially tailoring has become very popular recently. Although I am a womenswear designer I adore menswear in particular traditional tailoring, there is just something about a well crafted 3 piece suit. Ironically one of my favourite TV shows at the moment is suits, partially because of this guy…

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8 Jan

The lovely kirin in ELDELAYMI black dress

ClosetCast

today’s closetcast: layered up

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About a month ago, the kind and lovely designer of UK based clothing brand Eldelaymi contacted me asking if I would like to showcase one of her designs on my blog. Of course I jumped at the chance!

Within a few weeks, Kawther sent me this lovely LBD. It’s a tank style, but with the temperatures in the low 40s this morning, I couldn’t bring myself to take off my jacket. The dress is gorgeous and will be fun to dress up or down. It has this beautiful lace overlay on the bodice and it buttons from neck to hem. I dressed it down today with a puffy jacket layered over my denim jacket. I added my Moroccan inspired belt, picked up from a flea market ages ago, to add a little visual break from all the black.

You can find more about Eldelaymi here and…

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