Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Ursula's Mint Green Bolero Jacket

I love it when a design comes together and I am reluctant to sell it- it means I am very happy with it! This bolero was a custom order for a lady in Germany, named Ursula. She tried on my Black Latin Bolero, but I had run out of fabric and couldn't make it in her size.

After a while, we both decided that this mint green wool/mohair would be a great option for the cropped jacket instead. I appliqued the cream lace onto the mint green fabric, just like I had done with the black latin bolero.

Little buttons and loops fasten the front which meets edge to edge.

I lined this bolero with cream silk satin, and green silk- I love these two fabrics together!

The lace has been applied to the sleeve aswell.

I received some feedback from Ursula yesterday:

"Thank u much !! It feels comfortable , fits perfect , looks wonderful!!! Keep the measurements!!
Thanks again. Your fan in Germany"

It is always nice to hear that my designs have reached their owners, and that they are enjoying them! It makes all the work worthwhile in the end and puts a smile on my face all day!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Outfit Time: Dinner with Friends on Thurday, 9th June

I can't help but want to wear this top, The Black and Cream Isis Blouse, and the skirt, the Nile Skirt, whenever I go out these days. It makes me feel very glamorous and yet is still quite a very comfortable outfit!

We were going out to dinner with friends on this night, and since I stay home all day working on my designs, I like to always get dressed up in my Penelope Red when I go out.

I love the sepia effect I did on the first photo- for some reason "the sepia effect" just called out to me when editing this shot. Pity about all the stuff going on in the background, but you get the idea! A little old fashioned meets modern fun!

1. Hat- from my trip to Scotland!

2. Top- The black and Cream Isis Blouse, a Penelope Red design.

3. Skirt- The Nile Skirt, another Penelope Red design.

4. Gloves- Cream w black detailing gloves from Forever New.

I am also wearing a necklace, made by myself, Leona Edmiston fishnet stockings, and black high heel pumps.

Friday, June 3, 2011

The Making of Lorelle's Black and Purple Wool Jacket part 2

I must confess, this isn't really a "making of", but I wanted to show you the finished product to the last post, which was The Making of Lorelle's Black and Purple Coat.

So here it is. Doesn't Lorelle look great!? I love it how she paired it with a pair of black pants, but brightened it up with a blue mosaic printed bow tie blouse (the pants and the blouse are all Penelope Red too!).

The lady has style!

As you can see, the brocade is outlined throughout the jacket with piping in purple.

The jacket was made from a black wool twill (with a tiny bit of elastane for comfort), a vintage floral brocade in black, blue and purple, and fully lined with a purple silk.

It is so great to see this design being worn by its owner in such a fun way!