Sunday, 5 April 2015

Facebook Page

As well as my etsy shop(which can be found here) I have also started a business page for myself Facebook.
I will be trying to keep this page updated with all my current work and commissions, so if any of you would like to follow me on there and maybe even share my page to your own followers I would really appreciate it.
My Facebook page can be found HERE


Monday, 16 February 2015

New Etsy Shop

I have opened up an etsy shop with a number of listings, mainly for custom made items.

Have a look and let me know what you think :)

Friday, 13 February 2015

Costume Photoshoot

So I am currently quite busy with a number of things. Firstly, I am picking up my new puppy tomorrow so madness is soon going to ensue! I have also been working on some commissions and setting up some new stuff on my etsy shop. Alongside this I am also doing a part time photography course, its always been a secondary hobby of mine but I am interested in learning a bit more about it.

Last week I did a photoshoot with a great friend of mine to document some older and some new costumes that will shortly be up on my etsy shop and I thought I would show you the results.





There are many more images, most of which I have started to upload onto my deviant account here
All of the things shown here will soon be for sale on my etsy shop, I will post here once that is all up and running.
I hope you like them...

Sunday, 28 September 2014

New Website...

I have been working on making a website for myself, separate from this blog, as more of an online portfolio. Its finally finished and I thought I would share it on here for you guys to see.

Let me know what you think! I hope you like it...

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Its been A while...

Sorry its been so Long since I last posted, I have had a pretty busy summer and I have been working on a new website, which I will post a link to here as soon as it is completely finished.
So far this summer, since graduating in June, I have worked on a production at the Edinburgh Lyceum Theatre as joint Costume Designer for their Summer on Stage production of 'Oh What a Lovely War', as well as working on a few commissions on the side (a new disney dress and some dapper 1940s suits) . I will post about all of them individually at some point. But firstly, I want to show you some photographs that were taken this weekend by a photographer friend of mine. They are old costumes that you will probably have seen before, but I decided I wanted to have some better quality images of them. It was a lot of fun anyway, gallivanting around the moors near my house, I am very lucky to have such beautiful scenery around where I live!

So these are the 18th century stays, modelled by my beautiful cousin Charlotte...

And then the Sleepy Hollow dress. Despite having made this so many years ago now, it still remains one my favourite costumes that I have made, and it fit beautifully in with the heather and vast landscape...

So I hope you will hear more from me soon, I plan to start updating this a bit more frequently. 

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Costume : Dr Gable

I didn't really post about this costume at the time, because I got really frustrated with it and the main part of the costume (the silver leather bodice) turned out just horrible! However, there were elements of it that I was happy with, the green leather jacket that was worn on top for example came out much better than expected. Anyway, I took a couple of photos during the fashion show when she was in full makeup so I might aswell put them here seen as I havent posted anything else much recently. Dr Gable is a character from my first project 'Uglies' which is a science fiction novel set 300 years in the future. I have made another costume from this project, Tally's costume, which was a knitted jumper and dress. The two characters show the opposing sides in the story; one naturalistic and free,  the other heavily altered, structured and unnatural.

Shes the Evil character of the story, in case its not obvious...
 The offending silver bodice :( I made the toile and it fit perfectly on the model but for some reason when I made it out of the silver leather it just wouldn't go into shape the same way, it buckles and gathered and also seemed to have masses of excess fabric around the chest and neckline, no matter how much i took out of those seams it seemed to always gape.
 Lesson learned, never try to make complex shapes with leather...
She is wearing the Bodice on top of a corset with extremely padded hips to try and create quite an extreme shape, I also don't think this worked that well. Basically the whole costume doesn't have the same structured/armoured look that I was going for. Ah well, you win some you lose some eyy

Anyhoo there it is, my fourth and final costume of my final year at Edinburgh College of Art, the costume I kind of wish I hadn't bothered making...
In other news, I have begun work on a new commission. Another Disney Dress! This time based on the dress worn by Anna to the Coronation in Frozen. Its exciting, I will do a separate post on that though when I start working on it properly :)

Sunday, 27 April 2014

Aurora Dress Completed

The fashion show was last week, and I will post some of those photos later, for now here are some photographs that I took of my Sleeping Beauty Costume.

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