Saturday, November 5, 2011

tailoring previews

Boy have I been an awful blogger.  Tailoring is the tough quarter, so any moment I have free time to blog I feel like I should be working on something.  Now that I've nailed down a job for winter quarter the pressure has let up a little, though now I have to find somewhere to live ... the process never ends!!

Anyhow, here is what has been taking up most of my time lately:

My coat design, inspired by the 1930s (we had to pick a decade).  Features a beaded waistband and exposed gold zip.

 Swatching, left (the silk below will become wide palazzo style pants, inspired by the 1930s "beach pajamas).  At right, the beginning of the beading process - about 1/4 done with the waistband!

 At left, crystals being used.  I ordered 425 and if you'd believe it, that's ending up being HALF the amount I need!  At right, a close-up of the beading.

See why I've been busy? :)


  1. Oh my goodness - that beading is exquisite!! I love it, the coat looks gorgeous in the sketch, can't wait to see what it looks like!! I can imagine an old hollywood starlet wearing it. (: Congrats on the job girl!!

    Natalie Brooke

  2. Beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    How are your fingers holding up???

  3. Sam Beasley and Mary Kate and Ashley would be proud!

  4. Thank you!! The fingers are actually fine so far :) this beading goes rather quickly. Though I do want a manicure haha!

  5. Amazing... beautiful work :)


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