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.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Sew Old, Sew Cute

My dad bought me this vintage Singer machine at an estate sale this weekend for a late birthday present!  Thank you THANK YOU dad, and also thank you for helping me carry it up/down all those stairs!  Ugh so heavy.

Friday, August 12, 2011

A Lovely Song

Is that Quinn and Rachel?  Nope, its just my friend Erica and I singing "I Feel Pretty/Unpretty" from Glee in honor of the movie coming out today!!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Doggie Style!

Oh get your dirty minds out of the gutter, this is literally about a stylish dog.  I made my friend Emily a pencil skirt and her cute little puggle Lucy a matching skirt out of the scraps!


Despite the burns, toxic fumes, and long hours, batik was my favorite class I took last year.  Here are some of my fabrics!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Bunnies and Dresses

This is a collection of clothes I made last spring.  Thank you to Megan Marcoux for taking these adorable pictures!

The dark green dress, pink and white corset, pink belt, and blue skirt are made from handmade batik fabric, and the light green dress is hand-dyed.  

Mermaid Dress

This is the first dress I ever made!  Photos by Crystal Vinson.

Classy Classes

I registered for my fall classes this morning and I am so excited! For my first semester of my senior year at College for Creative Studies I'll be taking:
1.History of Fashion
3.Jewelry Design and Metalsmithing
4.Pattern Design and Computer Imaging
5.Crafts Major Studio

As usual, I'm dreading the end of summer but it's not so bad with classes like these to look forward to!

Welcome to the Bridget Show!

Hello!  My name is Bridget Sullivan and I'm studying fiber arts and fashion design at the College for Creative Studies.  This fall I'll start my senior year and I'm going to use this blog to document it, all leading up to my senior show in the spring.  Right now I don't know what I'm going to do for my show yet, so this will be a place for my ideas and inspirations, and whatever else happens along the let's start the show!