Friday 16 July 2021

My Version of Fashionista Barbie

 I had the idea to make my own version of this Fashionista Barbie doll and was able to find plaid fabric that I felt was pretty close to the shirt-dress that Barbie is wearing.

I hand-sewed various different patches, including; a Hello Kitty patch, Kirby, a Super Mario one-up mushroom and a Zelda patch.

Tuesday 13 July 2021

Saturday 10 July 2021

Super Metroid Collection Sketch

 I came up for the idea of a Super Metroid inspired fashion collection when I was in second year at college. At the end of the first semester I came down with pneumonia and had to stay home for a few weeks. While I recovered, pretty much all I did was play Super Metroid on my old Super Nintendo, which I dug out of storage.

Since getting a Nintendo Switch this year for my birthday, I’ve been able to play Super Metroid again by downloading it from the online archive.

Here is an evening wear look from the collection:

Wednesday 7 July 2021

Player 2: I am Luigi

 When I was growing up I always had to be Luigi since the only Nintendo in our home belonged to my brother, and he always wanted to be Mario/Player 1. And when I went to my best friend’s house, she would also claim Mario and the number one position since the Nintendo (and subsequently Super Nintendo) belonged to her.

Needless to say, I have a special affinity for Luigi and the Player 2 position. 

Here is a look at my fashion interpretation of Luigi.

Saturday 3 July 2021

Super Kawaii Mario Completed Design

 Here’s a look my fashion interpretation of Super Mario and the conceptual drawing vs. the actual outfit.

Wednesday 30 June 2021

Spring 2021 Dress Design

Over lockdown I’ve been trying to use up fabric from my stash, so I designed this sleeveless dress to use up the floral print fabric I had on hand.

The dress features a mandarin collar with a button-down front and a layered, hi-low tulle skirt.