Sunday, 26 August 2012

Houndstooth coat

I looove houndstooth fabric, it's classic and contrast with 
bold colours well. So I bought this houndstooth fabric in 
Fabric Shop Fitzroy on Brunswick street. I challenged
myself to create a raglan sleeve coat pattern with
 my pattern making teacher Carol's help. She runs sewing and 
pattern making classes, a really good teacher- highly 
recommended. (see here for a link her Sew Happy Workshop)
Actually it wasn't that hard to make it and found a raglan sleeve 
pattern easy fit on the body.

Monday, 20 August 2012

Street style - Natalie Joos

Let me introduce Natalie Joos, one of finest fashion 
casting director in New York. I saw her first on 
Tommy Ton's blog. What I like her that she knows how
mix vintage romance with modern looks. Lately, I have been
 following her blog, Tales of Endearment. I found that she is a very funny
sunny colourful character. Have a visit her blog, then you'll 
know what I mean. 

Monday, 13 August 2012

Black and orange dress inspired by Bertolucci's
 "The Dreamers"

Bernardo Bertolucci is one of my favourite Italian film director,
whose films are known for their colourful visual style. Me and my 
daughter's favourite movie "The Dreamers" is one of his masterpiece.
The below controversial graphic sex scene by Eva Green somehow 
sticked in my mind, perhaps I watched this movie over and over.
Anyway, when I bought this ponti fabric from Tessuti imagining 
this dress in my mind. I used my simple summer dress pattern 
and just extended the sleeves. It was easy to make and comfy
to wear. 

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Inspiration - The Art of Annemieke Mein
Wildlife artist in textiles

I borrowed this book from my local library and found it is
very fascinating inspiring book. It is all about amazing art work
 of Annemieke Mein display a rare standard f artistry. She has 
explored beyond the bounds of craft and developed new techniques 
in her use of textiles and fabric paints. She reveals a highly developed
sense of colour, a masterly grasp of composition and subtle use 
of light and shade. 

Annemeike at work on Fantail Rhapsody.

Slate Pencil Sea Urchin, details

A sketch and tread sample of Slate Pencil Sea Urchin.

Dragonfly Cape, 1981

Superb Blue Wrens, detail 1981.
Lepidopter a Quadripartite, 1985

Freedom, detail 1986.
Mating Mythical Moths, 1984.
Squabbling Gulls, 1981
Case moth Cocoons, 1982.