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)

Top Trousers and Party Pants

I am making children’s trousers today, in all manner of fabrics, huge pockets, and frills.  Kids love bold trousers, big pockets for toys and a bit of joy in their clothing, and who can go wrong with clients like that?  What fun!

Anyway, there I was in trouser mode and so I thought I’d have a little look at what kinds of crazy trousers there are out there already it the loony world of the web, and boy oh boy, I found some doozies.

ciminy, you'd not get lost in a crowd in these

ciminy, you'd not get lost in a crowd in these

These dotty numbers are apparently all the rage for golfing in, although I’m not sure any of my golfing mates will be strutting around the links in them any time soon.  Well, not sober, anyway.  Would you wear them?

I’m thinking they’d be great for skiing or hiking in remote places, because there is no way on earth you’d be missed by the rescue helicopters if you were wearing those.  Maybe it’s a marketing strategy the makers need to investigate.

If spots and dots are not your thing, what about these fabulous trou’, called the Shagadelics?

Pant-tastic

Pant-tastic

Now, again, I don’t know any men that would wear these (or do I?) but I am quite sure at least two or three of my girlfriends would totally rock those babies.  You know who you are.

And if I had my 25 year old legs and not these ‘ah-hem-ty’-five’ year old ones, I’d even wear them myself.  As it is, my thighs are so wide that if I wore them now I’d look like a single bed, possibly a double.  Still, one can dream.

Yeah baby.

Farmer Giles was the envy of all the sheep

Farmer Giles was the envy of all the sheep

For those brave, nay crazy souls, with great legs, what about a pair of harem pants to show off your tanned pins?  I think they could really catch on in rural New Zealand.  I wonder if we could get male farmers into them in the summer weather – they’d give sun cover (slip, slap,slop) and let the air in all at once – surely the perfect outdoor work trouser?

No?  Sheesh you are just no fun at all today!

Okay, then I will leave you with THE best trousers in the whole wide world – the only pair that matter, and the pair anyone who is anyone at all should have:

Sing along now everyone… Hammertime

MC Hammer Pants

MC Hammer Pants

 

 

Groovy golf trousers can be found at http://www.loudmouthgolf.com/

A Bit of Girly Glitz

The creative block was finally overcome with a little burst of sewing, and what better to sew than some frilly wee slip ons for girlies?

My own ankle biter is a boy, so this is how I fill my lace and glitter rations, how I get my fairy fix, how I… oh alright, enough already, you get the drift.

I made them, photographed and uploaded them, and even managed to update my online shop – yes indeed, the creative block is gone.

Do you want to see them?  Do ya?  Do ya?