Designing and printing Blinking Lights textiles

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I found these two beautiful books at the Wellcome Gallery in Euston earlier and had to get them! They both look at really interested projects to develop textiles with lights, unusual media and print techniques. Can’t wait to explore making my own prints, Ive been steadily compiling images and resources for print ideas for a while. Theses are usually natural images like flowers and bark and tree branches so will create a new sketchbook soon!

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Blinking Lights Launch Party

Last night I held my launch party at the Drink Me, Eat Me Treat Boutique in Hammersmith!! It was so much fun, I hope everyone who came enjoyed it, it was so lovely to meet lots of fashion & lifestyle bloggers and to celebrate with friends and family.
It has been a pretty exhausting 2 weeks since I set the date to make about 40-50 garments for the event to showcase my designs, I’m so glad that it all looked lovely at the venue & I owe massive thanks to my friends who modelled my designs, help set up and kept the drinks flowing, and especially to my mum who prepared all the canapés! We had mozzarella, pesto & tomato puff pastry bites and pepper and halloumi bruschetta, as well as delicious cupcakes from the Drink Me Eat Me bakery!
A really fun night and worth the hard work. Thanks so much to everyone who came! Xxx
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The full circle skirt – chiffon bridesmaid dress

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I started working on this last night and finished hemming and pressing it this morning (this took forever! There is so much fabric in a full skirt like this). I’ve used my simple, darted bodice design for the top, with cream lace trim around the neck, and I’ve created a full circle skirt, styled with a petticoat and a ribbon tied at the waist.

New wedding dress sample, 50’s prom style

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I love the trend for shorter wedding dresses, so here I’ve experimented with a shorter, full tulle skirt. I’ve styled my design with a petticoat underneath to achieve the lovely 50’s prom style. For the bodice I’ve used ivory corded lace, and the bodice fastens at the side with a concealed zip. The really low v at the back is a really popular style at the moment too, I know a lot of brides are going for backless dresses. I’ve tied a cream satin ribbon around the waist too, which helps to accentuate the nipped in waist in contrast to the full skirt. SO PRETTY, if I may say so myself.