Final weekend, I labored within the backyard to organize our outside house for spring/summer season. I cleaned the tiles with stress washer, I washed the flower pots from final 12 months and I planted new flowers. It actually felt nice to the touch the soil and arrange the crops. It jogged my memory of our summer season home on the mountain in Turkey once I was a toddler. I imagined my father working within the backyard, cleansing the weeds across the flowers. He used to plant a complete several types of flowers hibiscus, roses, snapdragons, daisies… After an extended day of labor, he used to take a seat within the backyard and benefit from the view from the above. Remembering that scene, gave me speedy peace. It additionally jogged my memory of the flower costume that I made final 12 months in March. I spent hours hand stitching, the costume has a lot worth for me and at last I can share the main points with you.
When it’s about flower print, I immediately take into consideration Erdem Moralioglu. He’s a British clothier with Turkish descent. He’s recognized for his mushy sweeping attire with floral prints. His prints are all the time fascinating. Under seems are my favorites from 2010 FW and SS collections. Each very female, romantic and cozy to put on. He all the time appears to seek out the easiest way to attach consolation, class and femininity in his designs, which has all the time impressed me.
I used draping methodology on the model to comprehend this sample. First I draped the design I had in thoughts with blanc canvas material.
The subsequent step was to the switch the drape on the flat sample. Earlier than doing that, I marked all fashion strains, notches and necessary folds. Than, I unpinned the material and lay it flat on the sample paper and transferred all sample items to the paper. I completed by including seam allowances and reducing all of the sample items on the paper.
The material for this undertaking was a classic silk material from Italian producer. I discovered it within the native deadstock material outlet. It has a satin end and medium weight.
I solely had 1,2 meters of the material so it was an actual puzzle to slot in all the items.
I’m glad that it match, as a result of that was the final piece of that material remaining within the store 🙂
I saved all the remnants as ordinary to make use of them in future for different tasks.
As soon as I lay all of the sample items, I pinned them fastidiously utilizing very skinny needles, to not injury the fragile material.
I lower out the patterns out of the silk utilizing a really sharp scissor. By no means underestimate the significance of an excellent high quality sharp scissor when reducing silk. A blunt scissor can simply damage your material.
As a way to match the patterns on the material, I did not comply with the grainlines for among the small sample items. As a way to keep away from undesirable stretch, I needed to strengthen these patterns with interlining earlier than I proceeded with stitching.
I sew the back and front items on the stitching machine to have clear strains.
Then I moved on to the model and draped and basted the ultimate items collectively on the model.
This helped me to appropriate any errors alongside the way in which earlier than I made a definitive sew on the machine avoiding any pointless injury on the material.
The shoulder items had facings and I sandwiched shoulder pads in between to have an elevated look.
I completed the armholes by hand stitching on the model, purely as a result of I could not afford to break the material if I did not like how the arms sit after the ultimate stitches. I additionally made material lined small buttons utilizing part of the remnants. I attempted to match the colours with the underlying print to mix the buttons with the background 🙂
I hope you benefit from the ultimate look of the costume. If you happen to determine to strive making your individual model I will be blissful that will help you. Simply ship me a message on Instagram or write a remark right here 🙂
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