I recently got home from a wonderful trip to the beautiful city Istanbul. Despite a busy schedule I had time to visit a fabric store and bought fabric for future projects. Below you can see the fabrics I bought and now that I’m home I regret that I didn’t buy more, I guess there will be another visit..
I’m glad to finally get to show you the result of my latest project. A red patterned dress with long sleeves, a v-neck front and a skirt part with slit in a combination with a metal belt I made myself.
I recently finished a wonderful photosession with my friend Sibel who took these mindblowing pictures of my new dress. Check out her amazing projects at http://www.desibel.se/
We spent the early afternoon at the most charming house ever called “Villa Stenhuset”, this is where the photos were taken. Visit their website to see a unique house of art and for further information http://www.villastenhuset.se/
As I’ve mentioned before that I would do a metal belt to the dress. Finally I found the material I was looking for. Below you can see the result and also how to make the belt, it was very simple and above all very cheap. It’s an excellent accessory for everyday and special occasions..
- About 1 metre Aluminium (depending on your size) – you can find it in most hardware stores.
- Scissor, hammer, drill, pen, measuring tape, needle and thread, glue, masking tape, pushbutton
Well, things have not quite gone as planned. It all started when I lost some parts of the lining fabric, so I had to buy more fabric and cut out the parts again. Then everything went on, I sewed on the invisible zipper, the label,I also changed the sleeves and used elastic bands instead, so basically all parts were in place. Then I realized that the back of the dress had to be adjusted, and to fix it I had to take apart almost the entire dress, except the sleeves. It felt like being back at square one again, but now I have made the adjustment and is in the process of sewing it all together again. I really hope that I will finish it within a few days..
I have unfortunately not had much time to sew recently, but I’ve still managed to sew on the sleeves. I must admit that sewing on sleeves is a bit of my weakness but I’m happy with the result. I’ve made a few changes in the meantime, I have selected a different type of sleeve and even changed a bit on the skirt part. I will try to finish the dress untill next time because I want to start sewing on my next project. I’m also thinking of making a silver belt to the dress because I think it could create some contrast to the pattern.
Elie Saab, this amazing man who turns everything he touches into gold, has once again proved his genius and during fashion week he showed lace, sheer fabrics, beads, long sleeves and beautiful red creations. Also Marchesa, Carolina Herrera and Diane Von Furstenberg showed red dresses with long sleeves and patterns.