Sunday, 11 August 2013

Fashion show 2013

 Beth wears machine knitted wrapover skirt with jersey waistband and ribbon tie. Her top is made from secondhand t-shirts.

 Sadie's dress has a bodice made using a man's shirt, and skirt panels made from a selection of vintage skirts. She carries a machine knitted clutch bag, wiith button detail and her fascinator is made from fabric remnants and a vintage fabric flower.

Giovanna models a top made from cotton t-shirts, with a yoke made from a fine vintage poly-cotton. It has a bound neckline and button fastening at the back. Her skirt is an upcycled charity shop find.

 Lucy wears Sportster jumper in pure wool with a striped cotton polo neck made from vintage jumpers. The left sleeve has a new cuff made from grey wool, part of another jumper. Her blue cord shorts are made from a fabric remnant.

 Angie's jumper has a pink cashmere yoke, from another jumper, and panelled bodice and sleeves in grey cashmere, from a cardigan. Her trousers are handmade, re-cut from a man's pair of trousers in dark checkered wool. The top part of the trousers are lined and have in-seam pockets. The clutch bag she carries I made from vintage woollen fabric, believed to have belonged to my Gran.

 Francesca's cardigan has a handknitted fairisle patterned yoke, with bodice and sleeves made from a cashmere jumper. It is hand finished with crochet edging and fastens with a two buttons. Her shorts are made from a pair of ladies trousers, which were unpicked and used as normal fabric. They have narrow panels, back and front and small pleats at the waist. She carries a machine knitted clutch bag. Her vest top is by Andrea Bonnell.

Kate's outfit comprises of an upcycled floral skirt and cardigan, upycled from a cashmere and cotton mix jumper. The cardigan has a back yoke made from leftover pieces from a previous project. Her fascinator is again, from a selection made by myself. She carries a Teddy Wilson record in complimentary colours!

Cristina wears an upcyled top, made from a dress in cotton jersey. Panels were added to give shape and the armholes were adjusted to fit. Her skirt is made from several vintage skirts in a soft grey-blue, beige and lilac, one of which was also used for Sadie's dress. The waistband shows the selvedge edge of the original fabric, showing text woven into the fabric, saying 'Made in England'. It's a lovely detail to have. Her fascinator is from a selection by myself.

Ruth's top has a bodice made from a fabric remnant with a woven striped and floral pattern in cotton. The lower part of the bodice is made from a polyester top and the sleeves are made from a silk blouse. It has a back zip fastening and is hand finished with a rolled hem. The skirt is made from ready-pleated fabric remnant and has a pale pink poly-cotton lining and a cotton waistband.

 Thank you to Andy Bonnell for his photographs. You can see more of his work here.

Tuesday, 6 August 2013