Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Pink and Tartan

It's funny how everything is always extremes. Nothing to do or everything to do. At the moment I'm in everything to do mode. But this is good. I don't like being bored!
A lovely lady contacted me via Folksy to ask whether I could make some knickers for her to give to her flower girls as presents. The theme of the wedding is Pink and Tartan which she wanted me to incorporate into the designs.

It was fun finding materials for a brief. Normally I just go for anything that catches my eye or that has the right quality for a floaty pair of knickers. The restriction on colours and the necessity to include tartan actually made me feel more creative. It's a shame, but I think I thrive on boundaries!

These are the sketches and fabric samplings I sent to the bride-to-be to show her what I was planning. I'm a bit dissapointed with the scans of the fabric as I don't think they do the prints any favours, but it was nice to do a bit of drawing for a change.

I'm in France at the moment looking for some where to live, as I'm going to be moving here in August for a few months. We finally found a beautiful appartment and signed the extensive amounts of paperwork today. I'm already mentally decorating it. The 1900 architecture goes really well with my furniture and style. I'm back in England tomorrow and excited about getting sewing!

(also I'm very proud of myself, I actually made all my pictures the same size... sort of)


boubou said...

bonjour !
First time i come across your blog so im gonna visit it now :)
well ifyou wanna see my collages inspiration, check out mine, if you have some time ...
a bientot :)
Bouboueatime xx

Glueandglitter said...

Omg can I come to France with you? I am jealous I need a change of scenery.

I also thrive on tight briefs, I am quite an open and therefore indecisive person!

I love you little drawings too! Perhaps we could collaborate and I could turn them into necklaces and buttons like my items! They'd fit right in.

Emma said...

Love gingham! Can't wait to see some more wip shots!

Clare said...

thankyou for coming to visit my blog, i'll be sure to have a look at yours too.

I'm so indecisive too, must all go together.
I think a collaboration is a lovely idea. I sent you an email, but I'm not sure if I used the right address.

I'm back home this evening so I'll be sewing very soon. I'll try and remember to post some in progress shots.