Saturday, 29 December 2012

I am so pleased to share this with you. My Poppy dress been featured in Betty magazine & it is so beautiful! I received a copy in the post last week & it is just splendid it feels all soft & smells divine like paper & ink. The piece I'm featured in is all about film & it's themed around Moonrise Kingdom with beautiful props made by Hattie Newman & it's right up my street.

 You can get a copy here :)

The rest of the mag is jam packed with interesting articles & pictures. Thank you Betty team for involving me in this lovely magazine. Love it.

Pastel Party Dresses

Sunday, 16 December 2012

As I said a few weeks back, I spent a week flat out making some party dresses but then the order feel through :( So I had to do a rather last minute photo shoot so I could market them in my own shop. Well they are now up in shop, YAY! (If I don't sell them I am going to be very tempted to keep them myself)

My original designs:

A little make-shift party atmosphere for the last minute shoot in the bedroom - all photos taken on my conventional SLR from the 70s.

I actually quite like the naff vibe they put out, I know some are blurred or out of focus but I rather enjoy that aspect of using film. It was an lovely if not very rushed little photo taking session & I was lucky enough to have my two big sisters on hand to dress up! I have actually already sold the yellow one (huzzah!) but if you are interested in the others please take a gander in my Etsy shop - blue, pink & spotty. If you don't have Etsy drop me an email on mail{at}isabelknowles{dot}com

Well, I hope everyone is having a lovely weekend, I think I will be pulling an all nighter finishing off Christmas orders, oh what a silly person I am! & we haven't even got a Christmas tree yet. Oh the shame!

Seasons Greetings

Thursday, 13 December 2012

The season I am talking about is not Christmas time though. In work - & life - you often need to clear out the old to make way for the new. So, I have reduced all my SS12 collection by 15% as I need the space - both physically & mentally - to get on with my next years SS13 collection. Check out the collection here & all the photos here.

I only have enough Chevron fabric for 1 skirt or dress, or 2 pairs of bloomers. I have enough Mixed Apples for 2 dresses & I have 1 dip dye tee, so don't dilly dally if you want something!

Studio Sunday: Feature On Chickiedee

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Today I've been featured on the lovely RobbieLee's blog Chickiedee in her own Studio Sunday series. Take a peak into my studio & read a little interview here.

Thanks to RobbieLee for the feature! It was really interesting to think through my studio space & take pictures of the little details that I forget from them being there every day.

Hope everyone has had a nice weekend. I've been up in London this weekend & it has been such a lovely break in this busy time of year, back to the machine tomorrow! (well actually I have a few to finish tonight). Is everyone getting into the Christmas spirit? I'm going to get a Baileys...

Studio Update

Monday, 3 December 2012

This last week I've been working on some pastel party dresses. They were for a custom order but things fell through, so they will be available in my shop this week. These dresses are totally one of a kind, a lot of love has gone into making them, here are some photos I took on my film camera whilst I was working:

It is sad when an order falls through, I always throw my heart into it a little too much probably. But, it is all experience, & I love letting my imagination run away no matter the outcome. The dresses are all a UK size 8/10 & will be between £200/300, it may seem a lot, but some of them have taken me days to complete, I really enjoy doing the little hand sewn details that make a garment feel truly unique. If you ever have any ideas for a totally unique dress of your own, don't hesitate to contact me. You can see my inspiration for these dresses here.

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