25 May 2011
Home, Sweet Home.
It feels so good to be back! I've had so many other commitments over the last couple of weeks that I had to take a short break but its good to be home again.
I don't want to give too much away but here is a little peek at one of the designs I've been working on for Wayward Daughter. I've had a few set backs but now everything is finally coming together and I'm working towards opening my Etsy shop in the very near future. I really wanted to wear this in an outfit post but the weather (as close to a hurricane as Scotland has ever seen) had other ideas.
While 70mph winds uprooted trees in the park by my flat (this actually happened), I happily worked on dress patters, with a little encouragement from those soft spoken fellows on Classic FM and pot after pot of rose tea. I didn't notice at first but my teacup totally matches the dress fabric, completely coincidental. Scouts honour!
While I was working on this dress I kept thinking of one of my favourite Wayward Daughters, young Veda Pierce in the HBO adaptation of Mildred Pierce. All of Ann Roth's costumes are such an inspiration to me but young Veda's are especially so. I inadvertently started to reference it as 'Veda' in my drafting notes so here you have my 'Veda' dress in blue (it will also come in dusky pink) I think that you Miss Pierce would have felt at home in her namesake dress, don't you?
P.S. The competition winners from the Best of British competitions were Stolen Thunder - Chloe and Wallpaper Rose - Kate. Congratulations darlings and thank you to everyone who entered.