I have just started on the project that I mentioned in earlier posts- the Regency era dresses. I will be making two dresses: one will be a simple round gown in a blue cotton sateen, and the other will (hopefully) be a bib-front dress in cream muslin. Yesterday I cut out the pieces for the first dress out of a Burda pattern, one that I talked about in this post.
I will be pretty busy sewing-wise in the next few weeks. Along with this project, I will also be changing my grad dress, and this weekend I am picking up fabric and supplies for my next few projects.
I have recently moved all of my sewing paraphernalia into my own little sewing room! Okay, it doesn't count as a real room, since its actually the storage closet, but its very cozy and cute! Its nice to have my own space to sew in, and its great to be able to close a door and leave out whatever I am currently working on. Since my cat has a habit of eating fabric, this works perfectly to be able to shut him out while I am working.
We found this beautiful light that looks stunning in the little space and gives me more light by the sewing machine. I was given the sari a few years ago, so I used it to cover the shelf, which was pretty ugly. I have always been too scared to cut into the sari to make something out of it, so its nice to be able to use it and see it every day.
So the fashion show was on the weekend, and it went almost without a glitch. The show turned out beautifully, and even though there were some things that didn't quite work out on my dress like I wanted it to, I still love how it worked out.
I had an incredible technician who helped me, and it made the whole process so much less stressful, even when things went wrong. Everyone who worked on this project was amazing, and I am in awe of their efficiency and how calm everyone was, even during the most fast pace moments before the show.
I was working in the team Virtually Vogue, and I had the privileged of working at ARCHEloft in Calgary, a maker space that is open to pretty much everyone.
Every single part of this project and the people that I was working with was incredible, and I hope that I will be able to be a part of the event again next year!
Okay, enough gushing... here are some photos from the show on Saturday:
You can also watch a video from the show here. If you would like to see more photos from the evening, let me know! Tons more will be showing up on the MakeFashion website as well as their facebook page, so keep your eyes peeled if you are interested in seeing all of the other gowns from the event. Check out their instagram, too, since they have been posting photos of every gown at the show.
Photos by Kenneth Fung