What I didn’t know when I set out to replicate this dress is that it was from the 1960s. Yves St. Laurent designed this dress after Piet Mondrian‘s art work and debuted it at his fall/winter show in 1965-66. This made color blocking popular in different ways every decade to come after.
Perhaps you have one of these… or maybe even a few? You know, you start a project and then somewhere along the way it goes into a bag or the closet and soon enough it slips into the WIP files, work in progress or a UFO. I hope you enjoy this story of mine.
During a […]
Wait till you see how easy this is!
The Refabrication Challenges have really stoked the flames of creativity and pioneering new territories. March’s challenge was to make something out of knits and/or denim. I hope you enjoy my lesson on reverse appliqué and how this project came about.
My friend Sam and I take walks in the […]
I believe talent is inherent and that skills are learned and built upon.
With each new fabric there is another medium that needs to be studied and practiced. Learning a new skill may also be stressful. There are always failures on the road to success.
I have made a few sequin dresses before that either had no […]