High Glam in Turquoise and Fuschia
This is a one of a kind custom gown and cape that I created for The Swedish Housewife, a performer and producer of magnificent stage shows. We have worked on quite a few costumes together, and it's always a joyful process of extravagance and technical challenges. I use a combination of draping and flat pattern drafting to acheive my design goals, and am always trying new techniques. In this case, the tulle cape was an experiment that I wasn't sure would fly. Instead, it turned out to be more dramatic than we had hoped.
Pattern or design used: My own design - It's Mark Mitchell
Posted on Dec 1st, 2009 in design, garment construction, fabric, embellishments, reader's closet, , hand stitching, hand drafted patterns, trimming, underlining, draped patterns, custom
Fancy Fabric Contest
Upload a photo of a special occasion garment you’ve made from one
of the following fabrics by 11:59pm ET, January 4th, 2010.
Satin, Lace, Beaded fabrics, Sequined fabrics, Embroidered fabrics, Sparkled fabrics, Metallic fabrics, Brocade, Velvet, Shantung, Organza, Taffeta, Charmeuse and Lamé.
Be sure to include details about your garment including what fabric you used and the techniques you used in constructing your garment.
We’ll choose the top 5 finalists based on the mastery of construction techniques shown and the design that best accentuates the fabric being used.