Silly me left my camera at home in London, where I was for a flying (too short, sobsob!) visit at the beginning of the week. I have therefore resorted to taking photos with the pinhole-sized camera lens inserted onto the top of my computer. The hazy and atmospheric feel of the above photo, then, was due to the glass screen covering the camera being smudgy and dirty.
I’ve finally got “into” making this dress though. It’s a bias-cut 1930s crepe evening dress, which is the second half of my final project for uni and rounds off my (brief) exploration of 1930s cut. I dyed it a beautiful sea green colour, these photos make it seem a little greyer due to the lighting. Just now tacking it together for a fitting.
It will be so beautiful when it’s finished, definitely the most elegant thing that I have had the occasion to make…at uni…or ever! And it feels so light and refreshing to re-visit women’s dressmaking after spending the last year doing tailoring at uni. I was slightly confused at first, at how quickly things were progressing. Things are much simpler when you don’t have to pad stitch layer upon layer of canvas.