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designs | the ones that got away


Textiles GCSE is finally done and dusted, woo!  Thought I might share some of my design ideas I drew as part of my coursework.  Not exactly loads of continuity between them, but each is loosely Art Deco inspired (loosely being the key word there).  Bold and graphic was my aim in some way, shape, or form, and looking back at my ideas I think I may have to try making this blue dress on the left someday.  Would be cute in a Mary Katrantzou Topshop dress kinda way, don’t you think?  Those SS12 dresses stick in my mind.  They were so pretty!


I don’t even like that green one. Not sure what I was thinking there – it’d look crappy on and be a swine to make!


Andddd the final design!  You might remember I posted pictures of and info about the finished pieces here.  Knitwear had to be in there somewhere (stick with what I’m best at y’know) and even I’m not daft enough to try knitting an entire ballgown, yet.  Also, I may have only actually drawn these pictures after finishing the whole thing. 😉  When starting it I had a pretty good idea of what I was doing, but made up the finer details as I went along.  Let’s just hope the coursework moderator isn’t a blog reader!



So what do you think… any of these worth taking further than the sketchbook?

lily kate x
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    28th May 2014 at 9:04 pm

    I love the finished product !! I know I say this all the time but it’s because it’s true! You are so talented:) the sketches are incredible!

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      29th May 2014 at 5:28 pm

      Thank you Nichole! I love doing sketches – if only you could get top marks for drawing 50!

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    28th May 2014 at 9:44 pm

    You should try the navy/orange floor length gown! May be a bit ambitious but I love the design! Also had some knitting ideas for you;-) xxx

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      29th May 2014 at 5:29 pm

      I actually might at some point! Should’ve made one for prom ;D Let me know!

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    28th May 2014 at 11:27 pm

    love this girlie! you are so talented x

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      29th May 2014 at 5:29 pm

      Thank you Lena!

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    29th May 2014 at 12:34 am

    Great that your textiles course is done. Best of luck on the other exams.

    I love the outfit you created! Of the others, it is hard to tell which to make. The blue and grey would make a very wearable and pretty dress, but I think the orange and navy floor length has possibilities. You could even knit the top. Or make the skirt separately, as i know how hard it is to sew onto a knit thing.

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      29th May 2014 at 5:31 pm

      It’s so good to know that I have some subjects in the bag now! I’ve never actually tried attaching a knitted and a sewn thing together – maybe that should be next on the list!

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    26th June 2014 at 10:33 pm

    Gorgeous! Looks fab on you also!

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      28th June 2014 at 1:18 pm

      Thank you Monique!

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