Sunday, February 18, 2018

From TG Pattern to Rundholz Dress


~ Yes! ~

While I had started on yet another Tina Givens Serena Dress pattern that I know doesn't quite work out, I have allowed for her errors to make my previous dresses into something unique.  The first is here, the second here.

What I like the most about them is the suggestion to use two different fabrics that don't normally go together:  linen and jersey knit.  And for each dress I just so happened to have the corresponding colors for each fabric pair.

This time, however, as I started out with the browns I was thinking it might end up boring.  Then I stumbled across a picture of a Rundholz dress that looked like a rougher version of TG's pattern.  hmmm.  I don't know which came first.  But I do luv Rundholz style - which is way beyond anything I could ever afford.

~ Rundholz Dress ~

and for comparison, here's what TG's dress is supposed to look like according to the pattern picture.

~ TG Serena pattern ~


This seemed to give me the freedom to treat the "making" of the dress like an art project.  By that I mean paying attention to what was happening and not doing things by rote.  Taking my time so I could notice things, possibilities.  Nothing had to be a certain way.  If something came out differently than what I might have expected, I would consider it as is, or other what ifs.



~ stretching out and standing tall ~


It was so much fun to make.  And I did things differently than the other two.  There's little surprises and neat details that make so much sense to me.



~ I can move all over ~
Watch me now...


~ wasn't that a triple sow cow? ~


~ les boots from ebay ~

I'll be gallivanting around with Patti and the Visibles at Not Dead Yet Style, then there's Catherine's I Will Wear What I Like, and Cherie's Shoe and Tell.  Come on by when they go live.

But for extra credit, I've got something else to show ya...




My high fashion Rundholz modeling poses!

~ Take #1 ~

~ Take #2 ~

Lest you be unaware of the reference I'm alluding to...

~ Rundholz Model Wearing The Dress ~



21 comments:

  1. Love your turn at high-art modeling! And love this dress too, with those gooooood shoes. I had to look up Rundholz, and like their stuff. Thanks for linking up, xox

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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    1. I just put a link to Rundholz Studio in Germany. I've never seem one in person.

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  2. You GO woman!

    I love how the dress turned out. The freedom to play when creating, never knowing exactly how it's going to turn out.

    And the boots with the tights? Genius.

    Suzanne

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    1. The places you'll go, eh.
      Actually, they're over-the-knee sox. You can see a bit of accidentally exposed leg in my high fashion shot.

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  3. Wonderful! I like your version even better, perhaps partly due to the absence of writing - which I have no objection to in principle, but usually find I do not like the look of. Are the squiggles ribbons tied to your necklace? Love your boots & your tights, as well.

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    1. I made that necklace ages ago, but never wore it before today. It's a circlet of wire with a few glass beads. I looped lengths of metallic thread around the beads. It seemed perfect for the dress.

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    2. Thank you for describing it! Some things do need to find their time.. . It looks great with the dress, indeed.

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  4. Love the dress and the model-posing - way better than the original! xxx

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  5. Mmmmm-mmmmm.... Just like a box of chocolates. So good.

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    1. That's what the fabric was called. Chocolate Jersey Knit.

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  6. I know, you wrote this " paying attention to what was happening and not doing things by rote. Taking my time so I could notice things, possibilities. Nothing had to be a certain way. If something came out differently than what I might have expected, I would consider it as is, or other what ifs" but I'm copying it to paste into the thing I put the good thoughts into. Intentionality. Mmmmmm.

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    1. Wow, you put it all in one word, SJ. That's what I was doing.

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  7. Most fun dress!- in the stretching and high-fashion poses, and in the making. The freedom during the making really shows in the final piece, love it all. And those socks. Right on!

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  8. Oh my, I love your dress - and your high fashion poses. It captures the vibe of Rundholz perfectly. p.s those boots are just wicked!

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    1. high praise from you, Valerie, and much appreciate.

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  9. I definitely prefer your version of floor modelling! I like Rundholz designs, but they are so expensive if you buy them already made. I'm crushing on those boots - what brand are they? If I could find something like that in black that fit me, I would wear them every frickin day.

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    1. Modelling on the floor is so tiring. I luv the boots too. I've never seen anything like them before or since and they just happened to be my size and price range (cheap)! J Brand, which I never heard of before either.

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