So I managed to sneak in some time for sewing last week, and completed these dresses and a romper for my next photo shoot coming up in early June. As I wrote here before, the theme the next shoot is carnival, and I really wanted to incorporate fun, bright, solid colors to the clothes. I think I was a bit influenced by some clothes I saw over at Zara, where they used two neon colors in one outfit (bright yellow + green, passion pink + orange etc). Although I’m not brave enough to incorporate neon colors to my daily wardrobe, I tried to use brighter colors to this shoot. My natural tendency is to go for softer colors, like lavender, pale pink, or basic colors like black and white, so it was a challenge for me to use bright colors. And as you can see, I cheated a bit by using beige and stripes:p Oh it was also hard for me not to go for floral prints! I just love floral prints, and whenever I go to fabric shopping, I’m so drawn to them and it was hard not to pick any floral prints up!
Another recurring element to these clothes is the use of piping – I love the look of piping in clothes and home decor (love piping on pillow cases!). I had been wanting to incorporate piping into my creations since I saw “the blue garden” frock on the Sew Convert. At first I was intimidated to try it, since it looked complicated. I followed her tutorial, and surprisingly it was pretty easy! And I think piping adds nice classy look to an ordinary clothes. You can see I was hooked to it, I kept adding piping to different part of the clothes:) It was fun to pick out the color combinations too. For the cord for piping, instead of paying overpriced piping cords at craft store, I went to 100 yen shop (dollar store equivalent here in Japan), and bought a bunch of cords there.
I’m excited for the shoot, and can’t wait to show you the finished images! 🙂