Nicole's Custom Order Catsuit

Recently I created a custom made blue and white satin catsuit for Nicole. I have known Nicole for a while, and I know that she likes designs with a 70's influence, so once I found this gorgeous print I knew it would look fantastic as a catsuit on her!

 

 

The blue and white satin fabric has a very retro inspired print. 

The blue and white satin fabric has a very retro inspired print. 

With catsuits I find the fitting to be a bit tricky. Everyone's bodies, i.e. torso area, are completely different in length, and since a catsuit is an all-in-one style you must get the length perfect! 

This particular catsuit style is quite unique, since it is a wrap around style, with a low v neck, a tie around the waist, and a thigh high split! Long kimono style sleeves balance out the design nicely. I dreamed up this design when I was dancing away in a club in Sydney! And ever since, every time I wear my version of this design it makes me feel like dancing! 

The below photos show the catsuit pinned and unfinished. This is what it looked like after the first fitting:

 

The catsuit done to a stage after the first fitting. All the seams are unfinished at this stage. 

The catsuit done to a stage after the first fitting. All the seams are unfinished at this stage. 

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And here is Nicole all dressed up for her friends wedding!  

 

Nicole wearing her custom made Penelope Red catsuit!  

Nicole wearing her custom made Penelope Red catsuit!  

Nicole wearing the catsuit, and her friends, the Grooms.  

Nicole wearing the catsuit, and her friends, the Grooms.  

All I can say is, "Wow!!!" I think she looks absolutely amazing in the design, and I am sure she made a few heads turn... Which is totally what this catsuit is made for!!! 

The new Bright Multi Coloured Kaleidoscope Kimono

My latest kimono style has been handmade using an amazing bright and multi Coloured digital print, that I like to call Kaleidoscope! So many colours and since there is a lot of pleating on the back of the kimono, it shows off the print and all the varying shades so beautifully. 

 

 

The back of the Kaleidoscope Kimono, and all of the pleats. 

The back of the Kaleidoscope Kimono, and all of the pleats. 

This kimono is handmade from a 100% cotton sateen, and is the perfect design to wear in spring and summer for so many occasions. I personally like to wear this style to the beach over the top of my swimmers- it keeps the sun off your skin while still staying cool - since it is a fine fabric and not tight so it lets the breeze flow.

The Kaleidoscope Kimono worn with my one of a kind skirt... All handmade by me. 

The Kaleidoscope Kimono worn with my one of a kind skirt... All handmade by me. 

I also like to dress the kimono up and wear it with a gorgeous pair of heels, and a hot skirt or pair of pants. When taking photos of the Kaleidoscope Kimono, I tried it with plainer pants like black pants or jeans... Then I tried it with my brighter red pants and my bright as can be skirt. Personally, I much rather it with the brighter items. It seems to be so much more fun!  

 

The Bright Kaleidoscope kimono worn here with black pants. 

The Bright Kaleidoscope kimono worn here with black pants. 

My Penelope Red women say one of the best parts about buying designs from me is that they know that not everyone will be walking down the street with the same thing on as them- since my designs are unique and always limited edition and I only make a small amount of each. The beauty about buying handmade fashion! For me I love that what I design and make lasts- it won't go out of fashion the minute the season is over... It won't fall apart the minute you wash it... And I love my choice in fabrics! 

Take a look at the Kaleidoscope Kimono in the shop online here: 

 http://www.penelopered.com.au/shop/the-bright-multi-coloured-kaleidoscope-kimono

The Kaleidoscope Kimono worn with the jade pleated skirt. 

The Kaleidoscope Kimono worn with the jade pleated skirt.