Monday, 22 March 2010

I'm getting the "hang" of this...

I found another wooden hanger lurking at the back of the wardrobe...

So it had to be done really...

but before you start telling me off and sending me back to my homework, I've been doing that too. Lots of "fashion" drawings, different garments, each in different colourways like this long sleeve top.
And then samples to show the fabrics and embellishments in each case.

Twin needle stitching and buttonhole edging on the sleeves...

Extra large buttons covered with embroidered fabric...

And reverse applique echoing Broiderie Anglaise designs revealing little embroidered wheels designed to look like Dorset buttons

The results of weeks spent exploring buttons in every imaginable shape and size... but I've not finished yet!

24 comments:

  1. Oooh! I really love the buttonhole edging detail!

    Glad to see you are successfully balancing working and resting! ;o)

    Lucy x

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  2. love this - a really nice idea. Your use of colour is so vibrant. Although I love colour I end up using really muted tones!

    Have just run a workshop with ASD youth today - so fascinating for me - and tiring (just posted about it!) Now I can blog browse.

    Amelia.x

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  3. Beautiful work Gina and that sleeve edging is wonderful.

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  4. I'm loving the sleeve detail ...

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  5. That crochet stitch is so pretty and you deserve a bit of light relief. Love the fashion drawings and the buttonhole edging is superb. The embroidered buttons are beautiful too.

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  6. I saw the hangers and was about to leave a comment about getting back to the degree work, and then I scrolled down and saw it. It is truly lovely. Lovely detailing on the sleeve. The hangers are beauties too. No need to reply to this......

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  7. The detail and color combos are lovely!!

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  8. Can't wait to see that new shirt! And I'm thinking this is a test...I just saw coat hangers in that same pattern somewhere in blogland this weekend...hmmmm....this getting old is a pain!

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  9. Oh wow the buttonhole trimmings are lovely - well you have been busy since you came back from Jersey Love the coathangers brings back memories of doing these as a child with my mum.

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  10. I'd never thought a top could be a work of art: I love your design and details. And I have a funny feeling that I'll be crocheting over coathangers tomorrow ...

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  11. Your ability to add detail is outstanding!

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  12. amazing - i love all your embellisments!

    x

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  13. I saw those hangers on Dottie Angel's site too and am super-tempted to make a few. Something very homely about a woolly hanger that I need to have.

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  14. Oh wow!!!! This does look exciting, I've been away too long, is this your latest degree module?
    Love the hangers too.

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  15. Love the coathangers - much nicer than fabric covered ones! (maybe I only have old-fashioned flowery ones in mind!)
    The fashion drawings look great too. My almost 11 year old loves designing, not sure if she'll ever do anything with it, or if this is just one of those stages she goes through.

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  16. loving the colours there Gina - when are you gonna make us all one of those tops?

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  17. Love those crocheted hanger covers - fantastic. And your fashion drawings are just so lovely. I think they would look beautiful in a frame and hung on the wall. x

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  18. What beautiful work. By the way I went to see your orange dress at the weekend and it was even more impressive in the real life.

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  19. Fantastic drawings Gina - I love them!
    Really like the use of the buttonhole details at the cuffs too. (I knew I should have made more samples)

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  20. You are so productive!
    Some friends of mine did the Louise Gardiner course near here with great results.

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  21. Love your use of colour in the fashion work, Gina.

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