Sunday, 11 February 2018

The Dressmaker

The Dressmaker or another word in French used is a couturier. 


After spending 20 years as a haute couture designer in Paris Tilly comes back to her hometown and brings her Singer Sewing Machine. 


She is forced to deal with the hypocrisy  of her small county town. She transforms the women and becomes the new popular dressmaker of the town. Critics said the tailoring was more consistent than the storytelling and in some instances delightful in its nuttiness!!


Personally I enjoyed it, so many home truths. If you get an outfit perfect for a client it gives them the power to feel good about themselves and confidence abound. When Tilly dressed herself in red at the football game the men couldn't concentrate on their game and she was able to achieve the score line she wanted for her town. 


Always good to make someone feel good about their shape and so often the line, the cut and the design of an outfit is the secret. I love the use of embroidery to great effect. Here are some examples. 

Some appliqué work all embroidered in the same tone. 


Some colourful embroidered flowers sewn on some lace, very popular at present. 

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