Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Fashion Show Entries: A Sneak Preview

Wow – one day left until the fashion show!  I am so excited.  Many thanks to everyone who is volunteering as a model or is helping to coordinate the fashion show...it's going to be a fun event.  We'll be at the St John's Church on Thursday the 14th from 6:00-7:30pm.  You can buy tickets here.  All proceeds go to support Weaving Destination and the Nedan Foundation, a local charity in NE India providing important services and support to women and their families.

I am so excited to show you some of the amazing outfits that have been entered into the fashion show contest – all made from Weaving Destination fabric!

I was delighted to receive Roisin's entry to the fashion show – a classic Sew Dolly Clackett dress.  It even fit me, so I slipped it on to take photos!  It uses the border print in such a clever way – up the back of the dress and at the bottom.  There are adorable pleats in the skirt front as well!  Thanks Roisin!!

















The super lovely Jane who blogs over at Handmade Jane used Weaving Destination fabric to make pillow covers, lined bags, zipped pouches and book covers!  I just love how the fabric looks on those adorable pillows!  You can read more about her makes here...
Thank you, Jane!!

I am super excited about this amazing me-made make from Contrariety Rose.  Louise makes bespoke dresses with vintage flair.  Check out her super cool website and her Etsy shop with similarly amazing dresses!




Another awesome halter design – this time in separates from Steely Seamstress.  I absolutely LOVE the shirred back to this amazing halter top!  And isn't the placement of the print just ingenious?  This has an adorable mini wrap skirt with great wooden buttons!  Thank you Steely Seamstress!!





Many of you will know Rachel who blogs over at House of Pinheiro. I am in awe of Rachel's self-drafted jacket entry!  The placement of the stripes is just fantastic and I love the lining fabric as well.  Rachel also made a cute keyhole blouse with a v-neck back!  I am so excited because this is the outfit I get to model in the fashion show! yay!  Thank you, Rachel!!!


One of the most amazing outfits I have seen is Sally's own make from the fabric!  Many of you know Sally who blogs over at Charity Shop Chic (and her fabulous new pattern line – Capital Chic Patterns).  This dress is SO AMAZING!  The skirt has loads of beautiful pleats (there is tulle sewn under the skirt as well to give it extra flare).  The top is made from Harris tweed as Sally wanted to honour the spirit of Weaving Destination by matching Scottish handwoven fabric with Indian handwoven fabric!  And I think you will agree with me that it is absolutely stunning!  PLUS the best part is that Sally will be modelling her dress in the fashion show!!  I am beyond excited!!!!  Thank you so much, Sally!

And last but not least is a very special make as it is made from a sample of our ethical Eri silk fabric. This silk is made from Eri silkworms, which are only found in the Northeast part of India.  The other great thing about this silk is that it is 100% vegan (the silkworms are not killed in the process)!  Rachel made a fantastic outfit with a beautiful lace yoke and will also be modelling this herself in the fashion show!! YAY!  Thanks so much, Rachel!!


How amazing are these makes?  I am so happy for everyone's entries and support and am super excited for the fashion show tomorrow!

Which garment is your favourite?

21 comments:

  1. Wow! Gorgeous! And how did I miss the pink stuff? I'd only seen the striped ones. Those are such beautiful outfits. I wish I could be there and hope it goes super well. Congratulations on a great idea and making it happen.

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  2. Absolutely amazing! Well done, everyone, and thanks for supporting Weaving Destination!

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  3. So many great entries! I'm glad I'm not a judge - I'd never manage to pick just one.

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  4. I am blown away- they are all stunning!!! They really showcase the fabric beautifully. What an exciting evening- have a great time - and it's bound to be successful with such fantastic entries

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  5. So sorry I can't be there in person! All of the designs are beautiful but I must admit that Sally's has just blown me away - I'm sort of relieved I'm not having to compete against her!

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  6. Great post, Debi! The entries all look fantastic! I'm so glad I'm taking part and thanks for your kind words on my entries.

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  7. It is hard to pick one entry for a favorite, as they are all unique and gorgeous! But that Sally dress is something special ;)

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  8. Such beautiful work on these! Really make the fabric stand out!

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  9. Wow! These are so lovely! I'm so excited for you!!!

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  10. What a fabulous selection! Very best of luck today Debi! x

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  11. Hi, Lyndle.

    The pink fabric is currently available at the Weaving Destination Etsy Shop, with two other handwoven fabrics as well.

    Once the show is over, and I've taken stock of what's left, I will update the shop with more fabrics and scarves.

    https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/WeavingDestination?ref=hdr_shop_menu

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  12. Hi, Lyndle.

    The pink fabric is currently available at the Weaving Destination Etsy Store, along with two other handwoven fabrics made by the women weavers in Bodoland Territorial Council, Assam, India.

    There will be more added after the show as well.

    https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/WeavingDestination?ref=hdr_shop_menu

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  13. Thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of this experience Debi. I hope that you and Javita feel very proud of yourselves - you deserve to! It was so surreal and fantastic to be a part of it. I hope it leads to many. I can vouch for the fabric, it was a joy to match those plaids! Rachel ☺x

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  14. Wow! So many amazing makes! Roisin's dress has definitely stolen my heart. I love that glorious pink!

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  15. These are lovely! Hope the show went well :)

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  16. They all look amazing! I don't think I could possibly name a favorite...
    Best of luck tonight. I hope you'll all have a great time and raise lots of money for Weaving Destination!

    (I was so said I only read about this event pretty close to the send-in deadline...)

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  17. You look great in the Dolly Clackett! All of the submittals look amazing and definitely fashion show worthy! My favorite is Charity Shop Chic's, now that creation is a pattern waiting to be drafted and offered for sale (pretty please!).

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  18. Wow! So many gorgeous and creative submissions. I hope the show went well!

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  19. Hello! Sally here at Charity Shop Chic. I'm so glad you liked my entry for the show, it was a lot of fun to wear! The design of my entry is based on my Martini pattern which you can see here: http://www.capitalchicpatterns.com/products/martini

    I'll be doing a series of posts on my new company's blog about my entry, the inspiration behind it, the pattern and the construction, hopefully in the next week or so. My new blog is here: http://www.capitalchicpatterns.com/blogs/blog and you can find my RSS feed here in case you want to subscribe: http://www.capitalchicpatterns.com/blogs/blog.atom

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  20. Thank you so much, Siri, I'm so glad you like it! I had a blast wearing this at the show.

    I'll be doing a series of posts on my new company's blog about my entry,
    the inspiration behind it, the pattern and the construction, hopefully
    in the next week or so. My new blog is here: http://www.capitalchicpatterns.com/blogs/blog and you can find my RSS feed here in case you want to subscribe: http://www.capitalchicpatterns.com/blogs/blog.atom

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  21. I agree, wow! I love all the different interpretations!

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I read each and every comment--thank you so much!

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