Origami is the art of paper folding. The goal is to transform a flat sheet of paper into a finished sculpture through folding and sculpting techniques. Modern origami practitioners generally discourage the use of cuts, glue, or markings on the paper. We found a great cotton print that featured paper cranes and it seemed that everyone who saw it in the store wanted to make something from the soft fabric. Right next to it we highlighted another Asian inspired print, which coordinated with the paper crane print.
Claire, one our sales associates (and a big inspiration to me) was the first to make her Origami dress. She used The Laurel Dress by Colette! For other great dress patterns by Colette, check out this link to Stonemountain & Daughter Fabrics.
I chose an Anne Klein design from Vogue, No. 1382. We decided to use the grey paper crane print for the top and bottom sections of this simple shift and the coordinating small white and black pattern for the mid section.
When Laurel added the facings, she used the coordinating print and let a tiny piping edge show aroung the neck and armholes.
Love how this turned out and especially love the interesting dart that fits so well!
Time out for some loving in our new clothes - it's so much fun knowing where and how your clothes are made! Thanks Laurel for two great years of making clothes together! xoxo
Here's a wonderful photo with Natalie and her amazing Marcy Tilton Knit dress Vogue 8904!
Laurel was in love with the red version of the origami cotton, but couldn't imaging wearing all that red. We both said "a bag!" at the same time. You can check back on our previous post to see how the purse is constructed. I love how she used three different prints to add detail to her bag.
Check out the oversized button on the bag's front. This red wooden button, from our Stonemountain button "wall", is attached with a tiny cord made from bias tape, threaded through the large holes and tied in a knot.
She used the coordinating Asian print for the lining.
Thank you so much for following my blog and the adventures into sewing and creating! It's a very exciting time for me as the owner of Stonemountain & Daughter Fabrics...it truly is a dream job (for 34+ years now!!!) and I am blessed to have this great work to do. I hope that you will continue to join Laurel and myself as we keep igniting the flames of creativity through garment sewing and wearable fashion.
wishing you the best,