Photography: Esther Boller (myself)
Model: My stunning sister Ruth
Since I've been home this summer I've been finding all of my past sewing projects. A lot of them are still only half way finished so lately I've been completing them. This is a dress that I started last summer, but I never finished it until now!
I'm slightly sad, because the fabric is such a heavy print a lot of the seam details don't show up very well. I'd like to make another version with piping in the seams to make them pop; especially the detail seams of the skirt.
Instagram preview of the swimsuit that I was telling you about. I'll be sharing the full photo shoot next week!
Incredibly beautiful pictures!ReplyDelete
lovely dress….you do quite exquisite work!ReplyDelete
Beautiful fabric! You should definitely show us another version with piping!ReplyDelete
Your sister is gorgeous, love the dress too.ReplyDelete
Beautiful dress and fabric!ReplyDelete
So excited to see the bathing suit! How do you get your paintings so big in the background?ReplyDelete
Thank you, I'm excited to share more photos of it soon! It's all done through just playing around in PhotoShop, but I use the transform keys and then I scale it :)Delete
Oh my goodness! I just discovered your blog and spent the last 2 hours just reading and admiring... What a fantastically amazing seamstress and photographer, I'm quite overwhelmed! Can't wait to see what you continue doing.ReplyDelete
Aw wow, thank you so much Jenny!Delete
Your hidden zip is brilliant. This is so lovely and there is so much I like about it from the fabric to the wonderful seaming. Love how you seamed in the sleeves.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much for your kind complements Bunny!!Delete
This is a FABULOUS dress! How do you get so many curved pieces to all fit together on your dresses? I would LOVE to see a piped version, although this one is completely gorgeous. Your sister is a great model, too. I love the hidden zipper and curvy seams over the shoulders. I wish I could see how you create your patterns. I began reading your blog because I saw your '20's-inspired prom dress on Pinterest and that one (and that blue bathing suit) are so fantastic. It's like you are putting a puzzle together!ReplyDelete
stunning dress and photoshoot! and love the swimsuit tooReplyDelete
So beautiful! All those little details are exquisite!ReplyDelete
You should try out for Project Runway!ReplyDelete
Hello love. This is a really beautiful dress but I thought I would just pop in to say that "Oriental" is considered a pretty problematic word for the Asian community. It's similar to referring to black people as "Negroes". You can read an interesting piece about this here: http://askakorean.blogspot.ca/2009/07/whats-up-my-oriental.htmlReplyDelete
In the same vein, Made by Meg wrote a great post a while back about why it's probably not a great idea to refer to fabric as "tribal" and "ethnic" here: http://megmadethis.blogspot.ca/2014/06/why-i-wont-be-going-tribal-this-summer.html
What you've made is a cheongsam inspired dress. It's a Chinese design: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheongsam
Apologies if I'm coming across like the PC police but I think its important to consider our use of language, especially in fashion when we have a tendency to appropriate different cultural identities without fully recognizing their history.
To be featured on SSB tomorrow. Thanks for permitting. https://www.facebook.com/SassySewingBeesReplyDelete