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By Eliza Narayna, Apr 11 2019 12:41PM

Since last summer I have revisited my work I did for the FAD 2016 competition I did back at uni.. The theme was A Sense of Place. My work was inspired by nature especially by the coast.

I am glad to report I made a couple of these designs come to life! I am hoping to complete a collection for these gowns this year.. Below photos show part of this process..

So the starfish inspired me and I attempted to replicate this by sequins and beadwork..


Starfish spotted at the seashore..
Starfish spotted at the seashore..
Starfish sample using hand embriodery and sequins
Starfish sample using hand embriodery and sequins
Starfish sample using beads
Starfish sample using beads

I then produced the prototype shown below, this was very tricky as I had not sewed with organza yet and this was to be gathered and stitched to the hem of the dress..



Prototype of Starfish Dress excluding detail
Prototype of Starfish Dress excluding detail
Final garment work in progress..
Final garment work in progress..

The final outcome, beadwork was really time consuming but I got the hang of it eventually :) Gathering organza was not an easy task especially working with organza for the first time! Rolling the hem stitch was new to me also.



Final Outcome of my Starfish Dress
Final Outcome of my Starfish Dress

I am very excited to say I made my seashell dress finally! So from my sketchbook work I tried different samples to show the seashell look as per below..


necline sample
necline sample
Pleated nackline sample
Pleated nackline sample
Gathered sample
Gathered sample
Gathered edge sample
Gathered edge sample
First attempt at a ruffle..
First attempt at a ruffle..
Finished prototype of Seashell dress
Finished prototype of Seashell dress


I am happy with the final outcome. From this design I learnt to make ruffles and rolled hems:)


Final outcome of my Seashell dress
Final outcome of my Seashell dress




By Eliza Narayna, Dec 30 2018 06:50PM

I am pleased to finally announce the Bauhaus collection is now available for purchase. The whole collection can be sold for a special discounted price. Please email me directly if interested. Limited offer.

By Eliza Narayna, Oct 31 2018 03:06AM

Hi and welcome back after a long overdue update..

Since making my coat, I made a few more garments this summer as shown below.

Firstly I tackled a size 18 dress I bought during my internship at Anna Stolz. I altered it to my size and completely changed the look.


For my next creation, I used fabric I bought in Nepal where I interned the previous year.

After various design developments I chose to make a tunic dress with a big frill neckline which could be worn off shoulder and optional matching waistband.


Following on to my next creation, I wanted to make some palazzo pants with the other fabric I got from Nepal. Unfortunately I didn't have enough fabric for the pattern I made. So I used some left over fabric. However I am happy with the outcome. This is the first made to measure trousers I have designed and sewed.


Since making the trousers, I decided to make my first wrap top. This was a challenge but after many alterations to fit, I am happy with the outcome. This was also made from leftover fabric.


I will continue to design and make new garments to increase my sewing skills this Winter 2018.

Photos of garments made shown below..


Dress before and after ..
Dress before and after ..
Modelling my redesigned dress
Modelling my redesigned dress
Off shoulder Tunic dress with Frill neckline
Off shoulder Tunic dress with Frill neckline
Made to measure Palazzo trousers
Made to measure Palazzo trousers
Wrap Top
Wrap Top
Side view of Wrap Top
Side view of Wrap Top

By Eliza Narayna, Mar 3 2018 08:52PM

Modelling my made to measure coat..
Modelling my made to measure coat..

Following on from the poncho, I focused on completing a made to measure coat pattern I had started whilst at Anna Stolz. My inspiration for the coat came from wool fabric I bought in the autumn of 2016, from Paris. I was delighted this beautiful wool was on sale.

After some challenging weeks this winter, I manage to complete the pattern myself, cut and sew up the coat. This was after finalising the third toile! The collar was the most difficult piece to get right. It was a 2 piece collar. The pockets were also complicated to do as it was the first time I made this style.

I can finally say I have mastered lining! I took a selfie as proof to show that it is infact made to measure:)

I hope you like my arty filter!

My next update will be on the upcoming winter collection..stay tuned!


Eliza

By Eliza Narayna, Mar 2 2018 05:21PM

Hi and Welcome back to my blog..

A post is well overdue so here we go..


My plans for another A/W collection was put on hold sadly, as 2017 turned out to be internship year.

Hopefully 2018 will be the year the collection is produced. I will stick to the theme I had planned

previously!


So after interning for 1 month at Anna Stolz in London, I took the plunge and left to do a Design Internship

in Kathmandu, Nepal. Please see some of the work here on my portfolio, Internship Work.

I was there for 3 months. It was quite a challenge but well worth the experience,


When I returned to UK, the sewing bug arrived and I was determined to improve the Velvet Devore

Poncho I had made back at uni. This was quite an accomplishment.

Below I am modelling the trending velvet poncho.

From the following images you can see I have cut out holes in the poncho. I then used another piece of fabric to do 6 handmade devore circles. These were then cut out and sewed into the poncho holes.

I like that the shiny lining appears through the Devore holes. This Devore detail corresponds to my Gothic Theme, the dark settings..

Handmade Velvet Devore Poncho
Handmade Velvet Devore Poncho
Poncho minus the Devore detail
Poncho minus the Devore detail
Handmade Devore circles
Handmade Devore circles
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