In my last post I mentioned that I was working on garments for the Haute Couture Club of Chicago’s annual fashion show. The show was held at the Fountain Blue in Des Plaines, IL in May and was a great success. I showed a number of the garments I worked on over the past year. Here’s what I entered.
Two dresses made from Chinese silk that I wrote about in my last post. Here are the details on making the dresses.
My 1950’s vintage dress from pomegranate inspired fabrics. I serged the edges of my crinoline with lime green thread to match the dress.
My fun camel dress made another appearance. You can see more about making the dress here.
I entered a new version of my Photo-Op dress made up in a fabric featuring barbed wire and cherry blossoms. I’m currently working on another dress from this fabric. I also donated some fabric with this design to the silent auction. I can’t wait to see what is made from it.
I made this great maxi dress from a piece of Missoni pima cotton knit. The dress is partially lined and open at the sides. It’s super comfy and fun to wear.
Finally I showed a jacket made from a piece of boiled wool I won from Elliott Berman Fabrics that has leather sleeves and trim. I also made the black jeans.
I made a maxi dress out of a piece of Roberto Cavalli fabric I purchased on eBay to wear to the luncheon while I was not walking the runway. I lined the dress with a wonderful heavy-weight silk crepe. I used a vintage pattern without any changes. I felt wonderful wearing it. It was a fabulous show and I’m looking forward to next year.