Friday, July 29, 2011

Andi B Goode for Lady K Loves Update

It's been a while now since I posted the winning design that I did for Lady K Loves and, though I haven't posted anything about it since, there have been discussions going on about the design and we're very nearly at the finishing line! Here's a reminder of which design won:

Design #3 Illustration

And here's a look at the toile of the design that was sent to me by Lady K Loves just last week. (The photos were sent, not the toile - have just realised that that's a rather ambiguous sentence!) I think it's come along wonderfully, don't you? It's all very exciting. I love seeing into the process of a dress going from one of my drawings into an actual physical piece of clothing.

Andi Dress front Andi dress back

The two marks for the buttons at the waist show where the button closures will be on the inside, but they won't be visible outside, unlike the other buttons.

Andi dress button detail

And these are the buttons that are going to be used - aren't they cute? I love the swirly design on them.


As you can see from my original drawing, we were initially going for a red red but, due to what was available, it's ended up more orangey red than red red. I haven't included pictures of the other choices I had but one was a red satin, which we felt would change the feel of the dress and there was also a lovely pink option but it turned out that the orange, which is a muslin, was more cost effective because of the width (I think). I think that'll be good for anyone who wants to buy one too. There were also other options like a red jacquard with a blossom design and a heavier weight linen but I decided to only post the final choices.


This is for the contrast (see initial drawing for where the contrast is).


What do you all think about how it's coming along? I can tell you that it won't be too much longer before you get to see the final product! I, for one, am very excited (I think I said that already). Details about cost and availability should be in the same post as the final dress. Oh, and if you want to see how Gemma of Retro Chick's design is coming along go over to her blog in a little while and her post will be up, too.

Andi B. Goode


  1. ooooooooooo!! I think that's just stunning! What I also love it that that will look brilliant with heels or flats/pumps, Which for me is a huge bonus. Versatility for styling AND achy tootsies!x

  2. AHH Andi! This is incredible! I love getting a sneak peek into the process this way. The fabric choices are gorgeous! The orange-y fabric looks like it will be great for a nice swingy skirt! :D

  3. Lovely illustration and dress in the works! Can't wait to see the finished dress!

  4. It's coming along really well! The shape of it is gorgeous and I can't wait to see the finished product. Very exciting!

  5. Now. THIS is right up my street!! I await eagerly for its release!!

  6. It looks like it is going to be adorable, and it would be the kind of dress you could wear everyday and dress it up which I love x

  7. I love your should do more creepy zombie girl water colours :) And the dress looks great!

  8. That will be so pretty when it's finished.I love the buttons.Can't wait to see it.x

  9. it is looking so beautiful! I'm so excited to see the finished dress. I think it would look lovely in navy and white as well


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