A gorgeous client came my way recently (a referral via Shop Handmade) who wanted to create something very special for her sister-in-law to have on her wedding day. She brought me the mother of the bride's original bridal headpiece with the idea that, though her mother had passed, she could carry a special piece of hers on her own special day.
The piece has been transformed into a little clutch purse for the bride, with an olive green satin lining (to match her bridal party), this is something special she can remember her mum by, and I send her my very best wishes.
A beautiful result and one extremely happy client!
To challenge myself this month I'm eschewing the usual wardrobe of jeans in favour of a frock every day in October. The reason for such madness... to raise much needed funds and awareness for the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation. Too many women die from this disease because it remains undetected, only becoming diagnosed when it is too late to be treatable.
Please consider supporting my challenge and giving generously, as the funds raised will go toward developing an early detection test which will save the lives of mothers, sisters, daughters.
I've been busily designing, thrifting, collating and stitching up a gorgeous little fashion collection of one-off pieces for the catwalk fashion event coming up at the end of this month, Re-Loved Re-Vamped, formed by dynamic fashionista duo Hanny and Lee Dewar. I just can't wait to show you what I've been up to, here's just a sneaky peek...
This event, hosted at Craft ACT, showcases sustainable and recycled fashion to the people of Canberra. Each designer has been given a brief to deconstruct, re-work and re-imagine existing clothing and materials into new creations, promoting a sustainable fashion culture.
"Re-LovedL:Re-Vamped" will be held on Thursday 30 September in the gallery space of Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre in Canberra city. Doors open 6pm for pre-show drinks and nibbles. Admission is FREE!
I decided a while ago that when a special occasion comes where a new dress is required, I must make one to suit me - and make it unique. So with this fabric waiting in my stash, the time had arrived for this dress...
The fabric, above, is "Gunvor" from Ikea. I used the converging curved stripes to define my waist - and wow, what an effect. This will look gorgeous dressed up (with a sequinned tux/blazer jacket) for my brother's wedding, or casual this Spring and Summer with flats and a little cardi.
(Click the pics for a bigger image) What do you think? Is it outrageous... too much for a wedding?
I've been busy working on putting together a little fashion collection for an event called Re-Loved: Re-Vamped. The twist? Everything is constructed from pre-loved or re-claimed materials, it's all about recycling in style! Here's a little preview of the works in progress...