One piece dress
This dress was draped in one solid block of muslin. I then transfered all the markings to paper and properly marked my pattern. From there I chose my fabric, an ombre tie dye rayon, and cut my patern. I added a thin strip of interfacing to the neckline and made the belt and headpeice from scrap.
This was a very special dress which I was honored to design and create. The bodice is a princess connected to a flair skirt with a lace overlay. The dress is fully lined with a built in corset complete with boning and corset closure.
This country bride had a specific vision of simplicity that would flatter her 4 foot 11 frame.
I initially created this lingerie style dress for Midwest Fashion Week as a part of a larger lingerie line. The dress is made of pink satin with criss crossed brown elastic straps to allow ease of movement and match the brown detail stitching around the hem and neckline.
This outfit is unique because all of the pattern pieces I created are rectangles and create no scrap fabric. The shaping of the garments comes from the cut and drape of the fabric combined with careful fabric choice. The purple blouse can esily be adjusted for different activities adn styles. The skirt is a wrap hankerchif with a wide waist band that can be converted into a halter wrap dress.
I created this print by using the base of a Muncie artists work (with her permission) and many hours on photoshop. I then printed the fabric and due to some inconsistencies in the print I had to drape this blouse with the fashion fabric. This garment belongs to a 4 peice colection inspired by Asia and the modern woman.
These two garments belong to my peacock lingerie line for Midwest Fashion Week. The red petal robe has hook and eye closures that over lap the front petals and is meant to be worn over basic black garments or lingerie.
The second outfit is a paisly brocade corset with a zipper closure and sheer drawstring pants. I used french seams for these tricky fabrics.
This 3 peice outfit uses cotton jersy for a front closure onsie, bright red no waist robe, and hand dyed blue gause drawstring harem pants.
This tailored blazer is made of 100% wool with a blue rayon lining. The undercollar is hand stitched to the interfacing usign pad stitching
This collection was my senior line at Ball State. I drew inspiration from Asian cultures and the modern working woman. I aspired to create statement pieces that can easily be worn alone with minimal accessories.
The red kimono dress has a long curved gold zipper down the front of the body and a thigh high slit. The dress can be worn with leggings for modesty during the day and removed for a daring yet coving evening look.
The gold pant suit is a new take on a very classic piece. The princess bodice has all seams tuned and top stitched to create the illusion of boning and added structure. I made bias tape from the gold fabric for the arm holes, hems, and necklines for cohesion. The blouse and pant can easily be mix and matched with a variety of garments.
This 3 piece collection is all made of pink and silver performance fabric. I became interested in dance costumes after doing several complicated and delicate alterations for the president of Ball State's Belly Dance club. All the costumes include built in underwear in matching fabric for the flow of the costume as well as modesty.
These images were taken at the annual Fashion Design Society Fashion show at Ball State. When I styled my models I decided to have them walk barefoot since most belly dancing is done barefoot or in flat shoes. I also added stick on body jewelry and asked my models to do swing their hips when they walked instead of doing a conventional model walk.
This is a sampling of some of my jewerly designs.