24 January 2011

Vesper Dress

I've had a real crush on the red wrap dress Eva Green's spy character wears in her final scene in Casino Royale since I first saw it.  It's been simmering as a vague idea for a while now, but my recent discovery of a cache of screenshots on a fan-site and a short film on youtube have given me the details to flesh this dream dress out.  
I'm thinking of ordering some 4-ply crepe from Dharma Trading Co. and dyeing it red, but I've got yards and yards of a light hammered silk in bright turquoise blue at home already, so I'll try my newly drafted pattern out in that first.

Fashion illustration

Flat illustration

23 January 2011

Colette Patterns' Spring 2011 Palette Challenge

I'm putting myself forward to participate in Colette Patterns' Spring 2011 Palette Challenge, wherein I'll make a number (4, 5?) of garments in the coming months fitting into the above palette of colors, and drawing from the above inspiration images. It's basically a condensed version of the designs I've already been considering, but working alongside the other participants will hopefully keep me on track.  I'm looking forward to the challenge!

SS'11 Jacket Inspiration

Vogue, Harper's, Lucky, Vintage magazines.

Short Jackets
L'Officiel, Vogue, Harper's, Lucky.

SS'11 Blouse and Shirt Inspiration

Vogue, Harper's, Lucky, style.com

SS'11 Dress Inspiration

Color Inspiration
Erdem, Christopher Kane, Dior.
Wrapped and tied dress inspiration mainly from Vogue and Lucky magazines.

Draping Inspiration
Vogue, Lucky, Harper's Bazaar, and more.

Embellishment Inspiration
Vogue, Harper's and Vintage pattern websites.

Spring/Summer 2011 Sewing Inspiration

Dresses first, starting with this relaxed & glamorous version of a vintage shirt-dress.