I love mixing prints. Either in one item or in a collection. And one of my favorite designers is a master at it. Christian Lacroix mixes the unexpected, adds the details of lace, crystals, beads, extravagance galore and creates the most beautiful pieces imaginable. Granted, his designing isn’t to everyone’s taste, but I think it is so romantic and beautiful. I’m saddened that he no longer has his couture house. His designs are always a source of inspiration for me.
So I’m trying to use up some of my fabric stash and decided to finally do something with a collection of prints I picked up a while ago. I always had the intention of mixing these together as a little collection, but never knew what to do or how. Sometimes its best to put it away for a while and then when one pulls it out again new inspiration pops up.
The first idea that comes to mind is Lacroix! Lets do something with inspiration from some of his older collections.
So I came up with a couple gowns with embellishments inspired by Lacroix.
Applique for gown
My Lacroix inpired gowns… now available in the Madeleine Rose Couture Boutique
I know, I know. I said at the year end post I was going to be more consistent in writing, but here it is the middle of the year already and have I written? No. For that I apologize. Life seems to get in the way. Anyway I haven’t really made too much lately to be able to write about. I did do a fun little gown at the first of the year- Glitter Disc:
modeling is my new Ajuma by Paul Pham. She is fabulous- I have to design more for her but she is a challenge to photograph.
I also had been working with Angelic Dreamz on some stuff. I designed the gown for the special intro Gene luncheon held at the IDEX show. As well as the little suit for the BJD mixer AD sponsored.
Photo by George G
Now that summer is here I am hoping to get a little more finished. I cleaned up my sewing area, and while doing it gave away four small boxes of fabric. I still have one box left if anyone is interested- just pay shipping of flat rate $12.95.
I found this fabric while I was cleaning up and finally decided to do something with it instead of giving it away. I reminded me of Skittles, so I aptly named it Candy Pop. I also used Skittles on the ground around it 🙂
I love the way it turned out. The fit is amazing, although it will only fit small busted Numina dolls.