// love nutie
I’m glad to finally get to show you the result of my latest projects.
A green velour dress and a yellow chiffong skirt combined with a hand embroidered top.
I recently finished a wonderful photo session with my friend Sibel who took these mindblowing pictures. Check out her amazing projects at http://www.desibel.se/
The photos were taken at the beautiful “Varbergs Stadshotell & Asia Spa”. Visit their website to see photos of a unique hotel and for further information http://www.varbergsstadshotell.com/en
Love // nütie
You can read about me and my design in the new issue of DeVoe Magazine. I also want to share the interview with you all here on my blog and I hope you enjoy reading it.
Q. When did you decide that you wanted to be a fashion designer?
A. I have always been very fascinated of fabrics, threads and sewing machines and when I was younger I used to sew dresses for my barbie dolls. At the age of 13 I began to draw my own fashion sketches, but it was when I began high school that I really learned how to sew and draw patterns, and I have continued ever since.
Q. I noticed your designs are very dark and have a classic glamour look, what inspired this aesthetic?
A. I wouldn’t call my design dark but they definitely have a glamorous look. I only design clothes that I would wear myself, so my design is a reflection of my personal style. I don’t like to exaggerate my garments, I prefer keeping them simple but with a “wow”-effect.
Q. If your designs could be translated to a movie, what would the title be?
A. I’m not good at writing titles, but it would definitely be something romantic.
Q. What can we expect to see in your upcoming collections?
A. You will definitely see more dresses created of sheer fabrics such as chiffon and tulle. One of my latest designs is a hand embroidered top, which I enjoyed creating and I’m also extremly pleased with the result, so you will probably see more of that. I will also focus on using fabrics with tinted colours
Q. How would you describe the over all style of your collection?
A. As I mentioned before I like simplicity and I always keep that in mind when I design, so I would describe my collection as simple, elegant and classic. I spend a lot of time creating my garments, so each garment is uniquely handmade which makes it one of a kind.
Q. Who is someone you look up to in the fashion industry?
A. Elie Saab is without any doubts my biggest inspiration as a designer. I love his design and every garment is marvelous.
Q. Where are you from and what is the biggest fashion trend in your area right now?
A. I’m from Turkey but I’ve been living in Sweden my whole life. To be honest I don’t follow particular trends, I think the most important part is to feel comfortable in the clothes you wear. That’s why I wear diffrent kinds of clothes no matter trends, just as long as I like them and feel comfortable wearing them.
Q. What advice would you give to aspiring designers looking to walk in your footsteps?
A. You have to believe in yourself, your ideas and your design. Don’t let other people’s opinions affect you and your style. Don’t be satisfied with creating good garments, create flawless garments and seek for perfection. There will be times when you have to take apart a whole garment and start all over again, and if you really love creating clothes you do it without hesitation.
Q. Where can we purchase your clothing?
A. As for now none of my creations are for sale due to the tremendous time I spend on each creation. Who knows one day I might have my own webshop.
Q. If you could put one celebrity in your clothes, who would it be?
A. Beyonce! She brings the whole package with a perfect mixture of elegance and amazing confidence.
love // nutie
I have finally finished the green dress and I feel pure happiness every time I finish a garment. I’m very happy with the result and I have used a gold belt as accessory. On Monday it’s finaly time for the photoshoot, which I have been looking forward during a long time. Below you can see the final result of the dress, I hope you like it
love // nutie
I have almost finished the green dress, but it’s just one small detail left: the back skirt part!! The reason why I haven’t sewn the back part of the skirt is because I don’t have any fabric left. So tomorrow I will visit the fabric store to buy some more green fabric. I will hopefully finish the dress within a few days.
Now, you may wonder why you haven’t got to see the final result of “your choice”. The reason for this is because I want to include the green dress for the photoshoot as well. So I will try to finish it as soon as possible so we can take photographs of both projects during one photoshoot.
- This is the front piece of the skirt part. My vision for this dress was to use lots of fabric for the skirt part. I didn’t want the skirt part to be flat like the red patterned dress, but I also didn’t want it to be wrinckled like the yellow skirt. So, instead I decided to sew pleats.
- By sewing pleats you are able to use lots of fabric. The skirt becomes wide but it still looks flat at the top, compared with a wrinkled skirt.
- Before you sew together all the pieces and attach to the lining pieces it’s time to sew on the label, which is easy to forget
- This is how the dress looks right now. The front part is finished but there is one piece missing on the back part. You are actually supposed to sew together the skirt parts before sewing together it with the top part. But, I couldn’t wait until I had bought more fabric so I sewed on the front part anyway, because I wanted to see how it would look like.
love // nutie
I have started to sew the green dress and I will try to finish it pretty soon so I can use both this and the last project for the photoshoot.
I have almost finished the top part of the dress and this week I’ve been working a lot with the lining piece. So instead of showing you the same old process (drawing pattern and cuting fabric) I decided to show you how I did the lining part.
- I showed you the green velour fabric that I will use for the dress last week, but I have also bought a lining fabric. I choosed a black strech fabric that is little transparent. Before using the fabrics you actually don’t have to wash them because they barely shrink.
- I use the same basic pattern for the lining pieces, but I have marked 3 cm at the neckline, armhole and the front part (marked with red dots). For these parts I will use the green velour fabric, and the reason for doing this is beacause I want finer edges. So I don’t mark these parts onto the lining fabric.
- After marking the pattern onto the lining fabric I cut out the pieces.
- and the next step is to mark the red dotted pieces onto the green fabric. After cutting out the pieces I overlock them, using green overlock thread.
- I struggled little when pinning the different pieces together, but after a while I managed to get the pieces straight so I could sew them together.
- the left picture shows the final result of the lining part. Afterwards I attached the lining part with the outer part of the top. I still have some work left with the top, because on some parts I sew by hand and it takes a lot of time.
love // nutie