Thursday, December 22, 2011

Love Letters and Diamonds and Kittens, Oh My!

Here are a few pictures from a photoshoot my friend Megan Marcoux did this fall with some of my designs!

jean dress from altered vintage pattern

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Dream Weaver


This is my final project for weaving class, another shibori dyed scarf.  I used rayon this time and its feels so nice and light and drapes really well.


Some process pictures:

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Release the Hounds(tooth)

We had to design a main pattern and two coordinates and then map it onto something for my pattern design I made a dress and two dog sweaters!  Totally normal!

Making things like this keep me from going totally crazy from stress...or maybe its the stress that makes me make these crazy things?  Either way, I'm really tempted to make these outfits for real for my senior show, its just so silly and cute!

Here are some close-ups of the patterns:

Two weeks to go until the end of the semester!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Don't WEAVE Me This Way

This is my favorite thing I've made in weaving class this semester! It's a shibori-dyed scarf. The ends aren't finished yet in this picture, but I'm really excited about it and couldn't wait to put it up!

Here are some process pictures, I don't have any from the very beginning, but first I wove a white plain-weave scarf and then painted it with colored dye.  I had woven in supplementary threads throughout also, which I pulled tightly to cinch up the scarf before I put it in black dye...

So then it looked like this!  After that I cut the cinching threads to reveal the color underneath:

This was so much fun because no one knew what their scarves would look like until they were done, and everyone's  scarf turned out completely different!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Shape up or Ship Out!

I've know I've been neglecting my blog, I am going to dedicate this week to catching up on what's been happening with my senior year, because the Bridget Show must go on!

Kozo is a natural fiber from mulberry plants and commonly used for papermaking.  I made this piece last year out of kozo:
Photo by Megan Marcoux

I've been working with kozo in my major studio class to make two dresses, so I will now present a sneak peak of my progress!

These are my inspiration pictures:

My first dress is inspired by a photo of bow of Titanic decaying underwater:

Making millions of kozo barnacles!

I just started the second dress, but here is what I have so far!  I was inspired by the Winged Nike statue, which is also standing on the bow of a ship.

There's still so much to do and only 6 weeks to do it!!!

Sunday, October 2, 2011


   I have weaving class on Fridays, and last week we took a field trip to buy supplies. Who knew shopping for thread would be so much fun?

There were spools in every color imaginable!

Soooo many different kinds...

It was really hard to to narrow down my options, but these are my final purchases:

I've been weaving a lot this weekend and I almost have my first scarf finished, pictures soon!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Shopping Success!

I'm finally starting my dresses for my show!  I'm going to be re-purposing old dresses to create completely new ones.  My friend Lakea and I spent all Satuday shopping, and I found these three vintage dresses at Mother Fletcher's in new favorite store!  It's like walking into the biggest, most magical closet full of dresses in every color! Here's what I bought:

I'm so excited to start sewing and dying, I'll be putting up pictures of my progress!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Ready, Cor-Set, Go!

I currently have a internship with Ivy's Custom Corsetry, where I help sew custom corsets and garments for customers and events.  Here are a couple of corsets I've made recently!  The first is a lace waist-cinching corset and the second is an under-bust corset.

Saturday, September 17, 2011


Drawing is a huge part of my process of designing.
This is one of my sketches that turned into a finished product!

I was inspired by fairy tales and delphinium flowers to create this girly ensemble.  
The fabric is hand-dyed and batiked.  Here is the final dress and steel-boned corset! Can you handle the cuteness?

Photos by Megan Marcoux

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Felt Up

My beautiful friend Monica modeled one of my dresses for me this weekend!  
The top is made of hand-made felt.

So fierce!

Claude Monet's water lily paintings were the inspiration for this dress.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Bouncy Skirt

Here is another one of my Marie Antoinette-inspired pieces!
This skirt is made of silk crepe, which I batiked to make the striped pattern.

I bet she couldn't jump very high in this dress... 

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Hummingbird Apron

This is an apron I made, the fabric is linoleum block-printed rayon.

I thought it would be fun to show some pictures of how this was made.
First, I carved the stamps out of linoleum.  Don't you just love the attractive apron I'm wearing?  

Then I used the stamps to create the pattern on the fabric:


After that I painted in the orange flowers:

Then I dyed the orange fabric to match, and sewed it together! 
Now if only I could cook I'd have a reason to wear it...

Friday, August 19, 2011

Dressing Table Dressy

This is another outfit I made last semester! 
The pink dress is shibori dyed silk and the robe is silk organza with embroidery details:
I made it for my "Art and Artifact" class, where we went to the Edsel and Eleanor Ford house and got to choose anything we wanted as inspiration for our piece.  I picked this 17th century French dressing table:

This table is so beautiful!  The top opens up where there's a mirror and compartments hold powder for wigs.  

This table comes from the time of Marie Antoinette, who was was an inspiration for many of my pieces last semester.