Even Top Designers Make Duds Sometimes

Every so often I make something that never sees the light of day because the idea in my head was so much better than the finished article.  Sometimes it makes me laugh to see what oddity I ended up with, sometimes I could cry for the hours spent on what turns out to be a bit of a road crash.

And I wondered, do top designers get ideas that really just should never have left the drawing board, too?   I decided to do a bit of searching… Here’s what I found…

Yves St Laurent wedding dress, inspired by a babuska doll apparently…. all credit to any man that says yes to a lass in this!

Balenciaga couture 1968 – interesting for a photo but in reality it’s a cross between a bed sheet and a lamp shade

I can only hope this was either by Weta Workshop or was a 13 year old’s sewing project – no other excuses are acceptable

… and this one? well this is just taking the piss…

~Flo  (Dianne)

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Retro children’s fashions from 1912

Oooh, how I wish I could get my hands on this pattern.  They may be a century old, but isn’t the orange and black coat just brilliant – I’d wear that now in a heartbeat, and I know I could sell it, too.  And the pink dress is just so dainty and feminine that I think it’s timeless.  What do you think?

This dinky creation could easily be a party or bridesmaid dress even now, its age given away only by the leg o’ mutton sleeves and ruched cuffs but otherwise pretty funky even in 2012.

These children look like they are having a whale of a time playing with their dollies, don’t they?   And I love that  swing style coat.

And yet another classic swing style dress, that looks both cute and darned comfy.  The cat doesn’t look quite so happy, though, does it…

And in the end, this all reminds me that although times change and fashion changes almost as fast as politics, in the end it’s all about looking pretty and feeling happy, and that much doesn’t change.

Ref:  http://oldrags.tumblr.com/post/15369601869/clothing-for-girls-and-teenagers-1919