Robes First Designs

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LILAC LOTUS and JADE GARDEN  (available:)

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Lilac Lotus
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Lilac Lotus
 

A feminine gown inspired by white linen and white embroidery anglais.

Fabrics: White/mauve/olive silk: Black/lilac polyester leopard print:  Taupe poly-cotton with pink and jade machine embroidery (see closeups)
Construction: Variety of oblong patches with high back pleat for ease.
Lining:  Fully lined in white brushed cotton, extremely warm - suitable cool bedrooms.
Buttons: Two pale gold and white metal 'compass' design Liberty of London buttons.
Pocket: Right hand pocket set in seam.
Collar, cuffs, Sash belt:  Thick white cotton embroidery with decorative 'embroidery Anglais'.
Back length:   46 inches/117cm
Bust size: 32" 36" for UK 10-12
(model is size 8) Robe will fit to max bust 38 inches
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Lilac Lotus
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Lilac Lotus patchwork full length
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Lilac Lotus sleeve patch details
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Lilac lotus front patch details
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Lilac Lotus back view with pleat
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Judith Christie singer songwriter at Pilton Green Man Festival
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Linen Cruise
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Jade Garden
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South Sea Bubble
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Lilac Lotus

Jade Garden Robe (available)

 

JADE GARDEN Robe is a substantial everlasting garment in furnishing cottons, with deep rolled collar which would stand up for warmth.  Also suitable as a summer coat

Suitable as a winter gift where warmth is a priority.  Traditional style with gold embroidery highlights on the jade green poly-taffeta.

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My friend Coral modelling
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Jade Garden Back view
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Jade Garden front view
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Print: trees
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Print: French farm maiden
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Jade Garden Robe front buttons and collar

Robe Construction is of oblong patches.  Belt has now changed to sash-belt in printed white/lilac printed cotton seen in other patches. Green fabric is embroidered poly-taffeta, and must not be ironed on 'hot' or it melts (iron with cotton piece over top).  Buttons are pewter coloured.  Lining is brown cotton lawn lower, with cream satin upper part including turned back sleeves.

Note: Coral is 5 ft tall, so this is an under knee three quarter length robe on taller women.

Linen Cruise Robe  (sold)

Early inspiration for these robes was after acquiring a roll of parchment white linen. Teamed with white/navy prints and cream/white based patchwork prints.

Black cotton with pale grey embroidery was chosen for contrasting  collar/under-collar front facing, sleeve borders and sash.

This garment was chosen to feature with three others of mine at the 2013 Exhibition: Innovation in Textiles. See post 

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Linen Cruise sash tied
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Linen Cruise front open
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Linen Cruise modelled in Totnes Museum of Costume Exhibition
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Left Silk Painted panel copied from one of the patchwork prints

See robes featured in Exhibition Totnes Museum of costume

Oriental Cruise  Robe  (sold)

One of the earliest robes in large long patches of Cream and White Linen, Cotton and Viscose Prints of navy/white theme with added silk painted panels.

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Oriental Cruise

Upper sleeve silk patch is hand painted silk, an enlarged design copy of a smaller print used in other patches.

I can copy any textile design for commissions, change its scale, or create a new one based on any prints.

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Oriental Cruise back pleat
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Oriental Cruise front sash belt
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Oriental Cruise lower patched border

See robes featured in Exhibition Totnes Museum of costume

Purple Raj Robe (sold)

Patchwork purple robe: cotton and viscose with polyester lilac lining.

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Purple Raj patchwork robe closed front

Patchwork Construction:

Back of robe starts with an experimental chevron layout: turning standard patchwork construction blocks 90 deg. which give a diagonal grain, forming a bias cut, which improves the 'hang'. 

Arranged patchwork continues over shoulders, where patchwork blocks extend down front on the strait grain.  Worth experimenting with, although sides had odd angles to join, resulting in a deep kimono styled sleeve.

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Purple Raj robe, back diagonal patchwork

South Sea Bubble Mini poncho style robe (available)

Made when living in Cornwall, this patchwork was inspired by the viscose 'Bali' style print in blue, navy, lilac, olive.  Coordinate cottons and linens match these colours.  Construction is long rectangular patchworks, arranged diagonally starting across back ( see Purple Raj ).  Very loose shape allows fit for fuller bust sizes due to waist deep kimono-style sleeve shapes.  Main lining: Pretty violet soft cotton with lilac flowers. Sleeve lining: Pretty lilac soft cotton flower print.   Buttons: 2 large black-mauve pearl.  Front fringed edge is purely decorative.

I plan to add a blue print or applique over the pale yellow which is rather pale in contrast to the black/purple, under grey English skies.  Once on the lookout, something will turn up to match.

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South Sea Bubble mini robe violet cotton lining
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South Sea Bubble back and sleeve
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My friend Coral relaxes in the sea air in South Sea bubble
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South Sea Bubble front view with fringed front buttoning
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South Sea bubble back view shows diagonal 'chevron' patch blocks
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South Sea bubble shoulder close up viscose print

A comfortable warm and eye catching robe. Good for weight disguising due to poncho style.  Will accommodate any sized bust. Size 16 on the hips. Length 36 inches (910mm).  Front is joined by button so garment flows freely. 

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