Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Dragon curtain for Miro and Marta

Dragon curtain for Miro and Marta

Commission from my friends. They wanted the dragon batic to cover a make shift wardrobe. It was too small. Adding plain cloth just wouldn't work here so we needed something extra loud so the gold borders were perfect. They had all the materials which was bought in Bali.

Until the next time. ciao …i can be contacted at for enquiries.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Monk's bag

Monk's bag

My friend Lina commissioned a copy of her favourite bag, a Monk's bag.

The fabric is dark charcoal grey hemp, with light wool lining. The original was more of a sling bag, with a very simple design. A design originating from a temple for the monks it was made to be reproduce easily with very little waste of fabric. Standard width of panels were used with lining, so the desired length cut out. the original has only 4 lined panels. I find this quite interesting.

Hemp which is much thicker than the original, had "problematic" seams because it becomes really thick when sewn together and can make the bag look really bulky. I've solved this by using the lining as much as possible.

Modifications include the length of the bag handles which is shorten to a tote length. The original (in the foto) had already been shorten (roughly tacked). The size of the bag lengthen. A zip has been on the top.

The zip was practical but i couldn't keep the simplicity of the design. It became closer to a standard/mass produced model …oh well…

I tried making this as brief as possible but still coughed out so much text. ^^;;

Until the next time <3

Monk's bag- charcoal grey hemp
original bag. handle tacked. It's really from a temple i kid you not…

pretty top view :3

Friday, January 23, 2015

Sun dress in the middle of winter (๑•́ ₃ •̀)

I bought a wonderful dress in Bangkok a few years ago. This is a modified copy; all the problems fixed ^^;; I kept the simple design; 2 side pockets, no zip & the elastic waist. It's made with a lot of ease 1 size up this roughly a L instead of M (my size). I added 20cm to the length & gave the skirt an A-line cut.

The fabric was from a collection given to me, it's a polyester printed in dark blue.

I will be wearing as part of the many layers i have on in winter.

For any enquiries:

Ho fatto una copia con tante modifiche di un'abito preferito. Ho tenuto il design semplice aggiungendo 20cm sull'orlo e cambiato la forma della parte gonna.

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