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New Designs – Trousers/Pants Galore!

‘Tis been an age since I submitted any designs to the Chicstar fashion design competition and I decided that since every line of pants they are still selling are discontinued stock I should submit some new ones. Truth be told pants barely ever score well on Chicstar but they are necessary and so many of us wear them. Dresses and skirts are lovely but pants are so much more practical and just as flattering. Hence I submitted the following designs; some have finished scoring (the voting period is 15 days) and some are still being voted on but I thought I’d post them altogether here as I don’t know if/when I’ll get around to other designs.

dapperdolly design lace up pants goth biker

Form fitting stretching lace up pants. Lace up over the crotch and side calves. Insert of the same fabric underneath the calf lacing.
Material: 86% Polyester, 14% spandex

dapperdolly buckle up stretch pants goth biker

Shapely semi-stretchy buckle pants. Zip up front with buckles on the side calves and insert of the same fabric underneath the buckles.
Material: 80% polyester 16% rayon 4% spandex

dapperdolly zip up stretch pants goth biker

Strong yet comfortable zip up pants. Zip up front with side calf zips and fabric underneath them (possibly a softer fabric for the insert).
Material: Ponte i.e. 100% polyester.

dapperdolly buckles straps pockets pants trousers

Shapely semi-stretchy metal accent pants. Boot cut pants with two small splits on the outer side of each leg, front pockets, three buckles on the left outer leg and one pocket on the right leg just underneath the knee. Discreet zip at the front.
Material: 80% polyester 16% rayon 4% spandex

dapperdolly Black Wide Leg Pocket Pants Trousers

Figure flattering and slightly flowing wide leg pants fold over front ‘belt’/waist band with hook or stud closures underneath and discreet zip. Front pockets and one side cargo pocket on the right leg just underneath the knee.
Material: 85% polyester 12% rayon 3% spandex

dapperdolly wide leg denim pocket cargo pants trousers

Figure flattering and slightly flowing wide leg pants fold over front ‘belt’/waist band with hook or stud closures underneath and discreet zip. Front pockets and one side cargo pocket on the right leg just underneath the knee.
Material: Denim

dapperdolly high waist laced lace up knee length pants pedal pushers

High waisted knee length pants with decorative lace down both outer legs and a small split at the bottom of each to allow the last two hoops to be functional and adjustable. Lace up at the back.
Material: Bengaline – 85% Polyester 12% Rayon 3% Spandex

dapperdolly velvet pedal pushers knee length pants

Sexy knee length pants with functional buttons at the front and bottom sides of both legs.
Material: Velvet

dapperdolly wide leg work suit pants trousers knee length

Work ready or just chic knee length wide leg pants with single middle pleat front and back, and upturned hems. Zip up with attached/fitted belt buckle on the waist band and two flat (suit style) front pockets.
Material: 80% Polyester 16% Rayon 4% Spandex

dapperdolly stripe pinstripe laced lace up pants

Boot cut fitted pants with lacing on the right side leg only, two functional flat block colour pockets on the back and 4 belt loops around the waist band. Discreet zip up front.
Material: 85% Polyester 12% Rayon 3% Spandex

Variations

These designs are variations of the ones above e.g. varying colours, prints, fabrics and details.

dapperdolly grey black stripe pinstripe lace laced up pants

Grey/Black pinstripe. Boot cut fitted pants with lacing on the right side leg only, two functional flat block colour pockets on the back and 4 belt loops around the waist band. Discreet zip up front.
Material: 80% Polyester 16% Rayon 4% Spandex

dapperdolly red rose print stripe pinstripe lace laced up pants

Stripes & Roses print. Boot cut fitted pants with lacing on the right side leg only, two functional flat block colour pockets on the back and 4 belt loops around the waist band. Discreet zip up front.
Material: 92% Polyester 8% Spandex

dapperdolly brown stripe pinstripe lace laced up pants

Brown stripe. Boot cut fitted pants with lacing on the right side leg only, two functional flat block colour pockets on the back and 4 belt loops around the waist band. Discreet zip up front.
Material: 80% Polyester 16% Rayon 4% Spandex

dapperdolly brown stripe pinstripe buckles straps pocket pants trousers steampunk

Brown stripe. Shapely semi-stretchy metal accent pants. Boot cut pants with two small splits on the outer side of each leg, front pockets, three buckles on the left outer leg and one pocket on the right leg just underneath the knee. Discreet zip at the front. This print was recommended by another member.
Material: 80% Polyester 16% Rayon 4% Spandex

dapperdolly cogs wheels print bronze brown buckles straps pocket pants trousers steampunk

Bronze steampunk cogs & wheels print. Shapely semi-stretchy metal accent pants. Boot cut pants with two small splits on the outer side of each leg, front pockets, three Gold buckles on the left outer leg and one pocket on the right leg just underneath the knee. Discreet zip at the front.
Material: 80% Polyester 16% Rayon 4% Spandex

dapperdolly cogs wheels print black buckles straps pocket pants trousers steampunk

Black & Grey steampunk cogs & wheels print. Shapely semi-stretchy metal accent pants. Boot cut pants with two small splits on the outer side of each leg, front pockets, three buckles on the left outer leg and one pocket on the right leg just underneath the knee. Discreet zip at the front.
Material: 80% Polyester 16% Rayon 4% Spandex

dapperdolly cogs wheels print black white pinstripe stripe buckles straps pocket pants trousers steampunk

Black & White steampunk cogs & wheels print. Shapely semi-stretchy metal accent pants. Boot cut pants with two small splits on the outer side of each leg, front pockets, three buckles on Black straps on the left outer leg and one Black pocket on the right leg just underneath the knee. Discreet zip at the front.
Material: 80% Polyester 16% Rayon 4% Spandex

dapperdolly wide leg studded belt pants trousers black

Studded belt. Figure flattering and slightly flowing wide leg pants fold over front ‘belt’/waist band with hook or stud closures underneath and discreet zip. Front pockets and one side cargo pocket on the right leg just underneath the knee. Decorative studds on the waist band.
Material: Bengaline – 85% polyester 12% rayon 3% spandex

dapperdolly wide leg studded belt pants trousers denim

Studded belt. Figure flattering and slightly flowing wide leg pants fold over front ‘belt’/waist band with hook or stud closures underneath and discreet zip. Front pockets and one side cargo pocket on the right leg just underneath the knee. Decorative studs on the waist band.
Material: Denim

Hope you liked them!

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Black and Red Roses Vintage Inspired Dress

Hello all,

It’s been a long time since I entered the main design contest on Chicstar.com (more info HERE) and recently they gave a simple design spec for what they would like in new entries. It so happens that I have some old designs that I hadn’t got round to submitting and I thought I’d try my luck by entering one I did last Sept/Oct.

The current desired design spec is:

Chicstar_Current_Design_Requirements

My new entry is:

Bolero Vintage Inspired  Flared Insert Dress Roses 50s

This is a 50’s style knee length dress that appears like a dress and bolero but is really one piece. It has a high collar, 3/4 inch sleeves with turn-up style cuffs, a sweetheart bust shape and Black inserts (to match the top/bolero) in the skirt section. The should only be a slight amount of stretch to the fabric, if any.

It is a variation of a design that did quite well and got good feedback. I made it longer to be more practical and changed the print from the ones available HERE

The original dresses were these:

Jacquard Red Black Blue Rockabilly 50s Dress

Rockabilly 50's Leopard Pinstripe Polka Dot Spot Vintage Retro Dress

As blogged HERE

Fingers crossed that I do better this time and have my first success!

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Denim and Patterns

‘Ello ‘Ello!

A few days ago I wore these great looking pair of jeans/denim pants that have Black/White stripe pockets and accents which make them quite striking but not overwhelming. I generally have a hard time finding and wearing jeans and unfortunately I found with these I should have ordered a size up because they were not as stretchy as I thought they might be. They still fit but I had to wear them quite low for comfort and will wear them at times when I’ve lost weight.

I wore them with a short sleeved Black jumper that has dogtooth patterned trim and pockets, over a long sleeved Black polo/turtle neck and I believe they matched the trousers nicely. To top the outfit off I wanted to give it even more texture(!) and so wore a faux fur hat to give the outfit a colder weather feel too. I hope you like the pics!

The first pic is also my latest fashion/customer photo entry for Chicstar Competition 3 – posting a pic of yourself or someone you know wearing an item of Chicstar clothing. It’s a great way of getting discounted clothing, it can be fun and it’s also nice to see the clothing on different people.

Navy Denim Stripe Jeans

Navy Denim Stripe Jeans

Navy Denim Stripe Jeans

Here is the shop photo:

Chicstar_Stripe_Jeans_Denim

Thanks for stopping by!

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It’s a Golden Day

Hey all!

Here is my latest fashion/customer photo entry for Chicstar Competition 3 – posting a pic of yourself or someone you know wearing an item of Chicstar clothing. It’s a great way of getting discounted clothing, it can be fun and it’s also nice to see the clothing on different people.

The first pic is my entry and the next two are the others I was choosing from. The item of clothing from Chicstar are the trousers.

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Gold_Bronze_Trousers_Shiny_Pants

Gold_Bronze_Trousers_Shiny_Pants

I wore the trousers with a matching faux corset top that I bought from a local discount store.

Here is the shop photo:

The trousers look Taupe on my computer screen but they are actually Bronze/Gold.

chicstar_bronze_pants_trousers

They are currently at clearance price at their standard size 42 for $19.95

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Fashion Illustrations

Hello everybody,

it’s been quite some time since I posted any designs, that’s because I haven’t been competing but here are the last set of designs I entered into the Chicstar Design Competition 1  for your viewing.

Edwardian Victorian Lace Satin Gown Dress Fashion Illustration Design

Edwardian inspired full length gown with draping on the side, fitted/structured bodice with sweetheart bust. Lace over the fabric bust and panel over the waist for contouring but also over the bare skin of the upper body and arms for a sexy yet mysterious look. Faux pearls and cameo brooch on the front for a finishing touch.

Fashion Design Illustration White Black Lace Gown Maxi Dress

Strapless maxi gown making use of Black/White colour contrasting and accentuating the bust and waist. Lace panel over Black fabric down the front and an attractive yet practical slit on the front side.

Fashion Design Illustration Black Lace Gown Maxi Dress

Variant of the above, this is fully Black but with contrasting fabrics i.e. the main body of the dress would be a cotton spandex or ponte and the trim on the waist would be a matte satin. Again Black lace over Black fabric and a front side slit.

Thanks for looking and I hope you liked them!

Polka and Nautical Love in Photos

Top ‘o the week to ye! 😀

Here are my latest fashion/customer photo entries for Chicstar Competition 3 – posting a pic of yourself or someone you know wearing an item of Chicstar clothing. If you like them please click on the pics, which will take you to their ChicStar pages and why not take a look at the other entries. Perhaps even get involved yourself; it’s a great way of getting discounted clothing, it can be fun and it’s also nice to see the clothing on different people.

Tip – you get $10 for entry into the contest and could win an extra $100.

Retro Black White Satin Polka Dot Spot Belt Long Sleeve Top Chicstar

This is a fun top, I really enjoyed wearing it. The only issue is that it’s very loose and low cut, so if you tie it tightly at the back the open chest is pulled back wider and exposing more so you have to wear a top underneath. Also, when you tie it there’s a lot of extra fabric above the ties especially at the back. It’s ok but you just have to get used to it. I made this pic into a fun montage to represent the top’s retro fabulousness – hope you like it!

Black Jackt Blazer Gold Buttons Nautical Sailor Chicstar

This jacket is a lot more than it seems, the fabric is thick and very soft, almost like faux seude, very nice to the touch and it’s also very smart. The only issue I had with it is that it’s not fitted so even though it doesn’t feel very loose it can look it from the side and back but it’s manageable. The sleeves were a bit long for me so I rolled and pinned them inwards still exposing some of the awesome buttons. Those buttons really add character to the blazer.

The top from the first photo is now discontinued but the blazer is on sale at an incredible $19.95, it comes in Black and Navy and there’s only a few sizes left if you’re interested 🙂

Here’s the shop photo:

Chicstar-Black-Gold-Button-Nautical-Blazer

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Red & Gold – Mermaids and Warrior Photos

Hello 🙂

Here are my latest fashion/customer photo entries for Chicstar Competition 3 – posting a pic of yourself or someone you know wearing an item of Chicstar clothing. If you like them please click on the pics, which will take you to their ChicStar pages and why not take a look at the other entries. Perhaps even get involved yourself; it’s a great way of getting discounted clothing, it can be fun and it’s also nice to see the clothing on different people.

Tip – you get $10 for entry into the contest and could win an extra $100.

My photo:

Vamp Goth Gothic Black High Collar Buckles Bow Top

Shop photo:

Chicstar-Vamp-Goth-Gothic-Top

My Photo:

Black Jacquard Red Satin Vintage Inspired Dress

Shop Photo:

Chicstar-Black-Jacquard-Red-Satin-50s-Dress