Been busy working on a very intricate term garment for school and my lovely Gentleman suggested it might be something fun to share with my readers… boy he’s a smarty!
So our inspiration is Elsa Schiaparelli & surrealism. I love Schiaparelli because she is so quirky and fearless with her designs, while still keeping it elegant.
My dress is specifically inspired by Rene Magritte, a surrealist painter whom I’ve admired for a long time. He is most famous for his pipe painting and man-in-the-bowler-hat paintings. In the interest of fun and trying something different, I decided to make a hat dress!
|Here’s the under layer… holding shape all on it’s own.|
|Aside from curved gores, I also put darts on the side panels to add to the shape.|
|A peep underneath…teal lining!|
|A look at the shape of my pattern pieces.|
|A french lining with boning will hopefully help this dress to stay up on its own.|
I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments.
Kerry - Handmade Success says
Wow! This is so amazing! I love it! I am familiar with Magritte and love the idea of a bowler hat dress. I am not too familiar with sewing so I can offer no suggestions. Good luck and I can't wait to see it finished!
Lady Mockingbird says
Thanks so much!