Wednesday, February 4, 2009


I have been scarce

I have been a slave to the machine

here is one of the outfits I wore while slaving

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sewing process

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Many Many

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sewing some more

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more ironing (hey the ironing board matches my outfit..hmm)

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view of all 3 layers of the bustier:
foundation layer (with boning),
fashion layer (outside),
lining layer(hides all the guts)

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Clementine needs
more attention

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Class critique time!

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my other project
"Conceptual design"

sewn up sketches
(no final garments)

Here is a quote (from a book I love with all my heart)
that I transformed
into the cycle of a birds life:

“The Bird is fighting its way out of the egg. The egg is the world. Whoever wishes to be born must destroy the world. The bird is flying to God. ” from the novella Damian, by Hermann Hesse

full explanation of the project

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Birth (just breaking primary boundaries)

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teenager (known boundaries)

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(Almost successful in escaping all boundaries toward freedom)

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death (reaching freedom)

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april said...

I love seeing your work!!!!! The bodice on the aqua dress is amazing! So beautiful! And so much work! It looks flawless. And the bird's life conceptual piece is just super neat! Thanks for showing us what you've been up to!

AlicePleasance said...

Oh my, your work is amazing as usual! The shell bustier is stunning, I want it!!!

Brooke Alexandra said...

I LOVE the bird collar!

I found this on ebay, I wish it was my size but I think you might like it as well. And the price is right:

Lecon de vetement said...

To april: thank you soooo much for your mini critique!!

To alice pleasance: I'm so glad you want it, I cant wait to be able to make a bunch of my designs to sell in the future!!!

To Brook Alexandra: Thanks Brooke, for showing me that amazing dress, lets hope I win it :)

Anonymous said...

You're a beautiful slave!
This green dress is stunning and your work truly amazing, I'm very admirative of your "conceptual design" project.

Can't wait to be able to afford one of your creations.
(Hopefully September or October...)

Olivia said...

You are so amazing. Can't wait to see your stuff in stores. Hope we get to meet one day!

ZombieLace said...

The dress is to die for. And the bird project AMAZING!

Aysha's Rabbit Hole said...

uuu interesting.. you sew pretty well...
lovely.. love the bird skirt! and the bustie dress

Green Eden Vintage said...

I love the light blue dress, such great details!

Alison Vetrano Designs said...

It looks like ALL your hard work has paid off missy! If I ever get married I want you to make my dress using all those techniques we saw today :)
Keep in touch :)

The Girl said...

I just have to say the light blue dress is amazing times 4 and a half.
one of my favorite dresses I've seen in a while.

and the bird life cycle concept is so interesting.

may I link you on my blog?

L.Luna said...

Much props on looking so lovely while slaving away. I looked like a wreck all through college especially finals. How I adore the bird on the shoulder!

Nana said...

oh my god that shell dress is amzaing! I'd totally buy it! And your conceptual work seems reall cool too! yay!

Isabel said...

Amazing! My mother is a patternmaker and this makes me miss her.

Ness in the mood of mode said...

The first dress you did is amazing! Good work!

Mikkle said...

fabulous! you're so creative, looks like you are studying the right thing!

StrikeMatch said...

The shell bustier is something I could wear everyday for the rest of my life. And you make headscarves look so chic.

olga d said...

scarce? scarce?! you've been non-existent! you must fix that.

also, can i model (steal) that dress you made? i do hope it's a petite. thanks.

clareassiral said...

yikes! i love dresses with scallops!

Anonymous said...

wow, you have been busy. that shell bustier looks very difficult to sew. i love the bird designs and the idea, you are a genius.

Tavi said...

These are AMAZING, well worth the hard word I'd say!! So excited to see what you wear with them. I wish I had your sewing skills.

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Caitlin said...

Can I have the shell dress? I love it, I think I would wear it everyday!

Elizabeth said...

Very nice work Kid!!! Love Mommy

Deborah said...

I LOVE that dress you made! It's so lovely! I really like that conceptual thing you did as well.


liza jane said...

youre my new hero. i fricken love that aqua dress. also, youre awesome.

Cassidy said...

All of your garments are so beautiful and unique and amazing. They're so fresh and quirky and I love looking at them!


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