I have always tried to avoid using buttons in my apron designs. I find them complex, and no matter what formula I use, they never turn out exactly how I had hoped. As I find myself creating more costumes than aprons, I have to face my fear of closures.
I started attaching buttons as decorations to become accustomed to the dreaded button closure issue that I have been avoiding for some time now. The execution was great for this piece, and I am improving my button skills.
This half apron was inspired by a Victorian era apron mixed with a lingerie look. The linen nap provides contrast against three gold buttons, while a unique black lace border keeps the linen in check against a smoky satin backdrop. The contrast works well as a costume, since satin is not ideal as an actual maid uniform. Perfect for play.
The waist features a concealed drawstring to adapt the look of this apron. You can pull it tight and cinch with the satin ribbon within, or let the satin lie flat. Some like their satin smooth, while others like the ruched look.
Thank you for stopping by to see what my imagination has created recently!
I have continued my emerging style of blending acrylic colours on handmade canvas. I know that mellow blues and greens are more popular with my customers, but I am often drawn toward bright orange and neon colours.
I will likely have fewer opportunities to experiment with various mediums- so my work will focus on expanding this emerging style.
Thank you for stopping by, and be sure to check out more of my Fall 2018 artwork this season.
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Do you want to create personal fashion that is cutting edge? Do you fancy the idea of people stopping to compliment your unique style so much that it gets mistaken for something from a runway fashion show? Here are some helpful tips to have your personal fashion designs noticed and featured on trend blogs.
Be as daring as possible.
Many times what sets the fashion of Alexander Wang vs another label like Joe Fresh is the willingness to be daring and approach a conventional garment with fresh eyes.
Admirers will say “Wow, I had never thought about that before!”, and you may have trend watchers considering your design as a novel concept all together.
Tip: Be creative with garment closures and embellishments. Approach them in an unconventional way.
Colour is your friend
Even if the folkways dictate that your colour scheme clashes- continue on. Softer hues can often take the edge off, and don’t forget to consult the almighty colour wheel to see if a “bluer” tinge to your steely grey could give the effect you are looking for.
One trend we are watching this year in 2018 in home decor is eclecticism. Eclectic trends allow you to mix a contemporary lamp with a mid-century modern side table- or floral pink and yellow peonies against a dark navy backdrop.
Tip: Have fun with colour, and when in doubt, go back to the first tip!
Emulate scarcity and promote luxury in your runway style fashion design
Ever notice how much Crocodile and snake skin bags can go for? Somehow, the manufacturers use small amount of this material and price their items very high. The underlying idea here is that as a luxury material, there is not enough crocodile and snake skin to go around. But really, the numbers of these animals in the wild is astonishing. Not an unending resource by any means, but more than enough for the cost of my wallet to be 75% cheaper.
When making your runway style fashion design, another strategy is to use a material that is super to begin with, and that exudes the feel of luxury. Then use a small amount of it to emphasize the delicate nature of the material, and to covertly express the exclusive nature of having access to it. Think about most of the clothing you have ever seen made with raw silk. Mostly lingerie, scarves or other small items are made from raw silk- and you will rarely ever see a large garment. The idea here is to think exclusive, original, and not cheap.
Tip: Skimp on the quantity of materials, but use high end quality and make it finely.
There you have it!
Create your own runway-style personal fashion that will have trend watchers thinking “Was that resort Balmain 2019?”, or better.