Saturday, 23 February 2013

Under the Sea

For the past few weeks and loads over half term, I've been slaving away trying to finish all of my art and textiles coursework (the deadline's Monday!). This included creating my final piece in textiles. The whole course built up from the overall theme of Natural forms (from which I chose 'The Sea'). The idea was then to create a whole sketchbook full of development in order to create a final outcome, which is what you can see below.  The dress was originally only white cotton fabric, so producing it not only involved sewing it all together but dying, batik-ing (using wax to resist the dye), embroidery, mola etc. etc. Overall, the garment was supposed to show about 15 hours of work in total. I'm pleased with how it's turned out (there's always going to be something I'm not happy with though. I won't tell you what!) and fingers crossed I get a good mark for it. 
What have you all been up to this half term? 








39 comments:

  1. Wow, this is incredible Charlotte! I'm so amazed, really I am! I can see where the inspiration had come from for every part of the dress... I'm in love with all the textures and colours. Wow!

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  2. This is absolutely AMAZING! You are very very very talented! It must have taken so long to do. If you don't get an A then I think we may have to have a protest to the Textiles department! :D

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  3. The dress is amazing, you're really talented <3

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  4. I am simply loving this dress! Do you have more!?

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  5. This is incredible, I'm definitely feeling a lot less love for my collection for my uni project right now!

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    Kirsty, xo

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  6. oh wow your super talented!
    Leila xx
    www.fairblush.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. Oh my god, this is amazing!

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  9. The dress is great!

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  10. Wow this is beautiful! Great job dear!! I would totally wear this :))

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  11. Thank you for your lovely comment! I follow you on GFC! amazing dress

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  12. Wow this is so impressive, you must be so proud! You need to do a mermaid themed photoshoot :) xx

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  13. Just stumbled across your blog, I love it. This is so impressive!
    Wanna follow each other via GFC or Bloglovin?
    Let me know if you want to and I'll follow you back straight away.
    Thanks! :)

    Sophie @Decisions Decisions

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  14. i couldn't believe my eyes when i read that you created this piece of art! very creative, gorgeous, and elegant! I would definitely wear this fabulous dress and i can imagine wearing in the summer when i am a bit tanned ( but only if i was few inches taller lol). keep up the great work. i really appreciate your work!

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  15. So cool! Great job!

    Wanna follow eachother? I`ll follow you back for sure!

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  16. wow! what a dresssss

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  17. You have a lovely blog, just stumbled across it now
    Wow this dress is amazing - loving the intricate detailing!

    Would you like to follow each other via GFC and bloglovin’?
    If so let me know and I’ll follow you right back

    My blog is a fashion/lifestyle blog!

    Speak soon,
    Have a lovely day
    Much Love,
    Kate xo

    www.and-kate.blogspot.com

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  18. Holy crap! I did Textiles for GCSE and A Level and this has GOT to be more than fifteen hours of work! That must have taken you forever hun, it looks so good. And really reflects your theme! Lovely blog :)

    www.blogthedailywear.blogspot.co.uk x

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  19. That dress is amazing, it must have taken you so long - The detail is so impressive.
    I just found your blog and I'm your newest follower, you have a beautiful blog! I Would love it if you had the time to check out my blog and follow me back :)

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  20. AS IF YOU MADE THAT DRESS!!! wow its amazing, sosos beautiful, well done!

    thank you for messaging me on IFB and directing me to your blog, a must follow indeed!


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  21. omg what an amazing dress you talented lady :) xxx

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  22. Wow you are very talented! I would love it if you could check out my blog :)and follow back on bloglovin? :)

    http://laurenemma.blog.com/

    Lauren x

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  23. Amazing blog :) I follow You now and I hope that you like my blog too! Have a great day ❤

    xx San☽
    owlspassion.blogspot.com

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  24. Great Blog!
    Maybe you want to follow each other? Check my blog and let me know! i would love it!
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  25. Your so talented! your dress is stunning!

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    xxx

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  26. AAAHHHH! Incredible, seriously, you have so much talent! Amazing dress! x

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  27. Thank you for your lovely comment sweetie!

    I'm following you now via bloglovin’!

    Would you like to follow each other via GFC?
    If so let me know and I’ll follow you right back 

    Keep in touch,
    Speak soon,
    Much Love,
    Kate xo

    www.and-kate.blogspot.com
    Have a wonderful day!

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  28. La sirenetta!!!

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  29. thanks for the comment on my blog love, i followed you! let me know if you follow me back xx

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  30. Incredible, so creative. Well done!

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  31. This is SO beautiful! Your sewing skills are outstanding, I love the quilting on the skirt, you look like a beautiful mermaid, you are so getting an A Charlotte!

    E x

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  32. Amazing! You are so talented :)

    Danielle
    xx
    http://april2august.blogspot.com.au

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  33. Like a mermaid!!!! totally agreee!! so cute!


    Nuria

    xxx

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  34. Love this, on my course i did something similar, but I based mine on shells and seaweed, I loved it. You final piece looks amazing, I bet it took hours to make :) Worth it tho.

    Pipp xx
    http://pippjones281190.blogspot.co.uk

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