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Dahlia Driven Newsdot #3
Dear Canada - Happy Birthday Birthday Girl!

Dahlia Drive sources material from Canada, cuts and sews in Canada and designs, paints, dyes and prints on Canada! Disperse dyes come from our neighbour Americans, my friend Sue buys some slips in Washington thrift stores and I desire to sell around the world, but the making of Dahlia Drive all happens here in beautiful Canada. 
 
I had a big shoot last month, preparing designs for the entire year while I am away in Haida Gwaii.  Above is a pile of my storyboards for the shoot.  In the movies, a storyboard is created to help the director and director of photography organize their sequencing.  My storyboard helped ensure that in the 1000 shots Angela Fama took, we banked all the necessary angles. Below are a few of the actual shots from the Spring 2015 collection; a collection inspired by the lotus flower, the bold line of spring just around the corner and, of course, polka dots.  Karis Cameron is the scrumptious model and she just got a big part in a television series in Toronto! Wendy Cook styled, Marie Pearce did makeup and Heidi did the hair!  The theme was Bridgette Bardot and we had a lot of fun.
 

 
Can you spot the new structural design?  The Origami Blouse!
 
These new pieces won’t be up for sale on Etsy until closer to Spring but we did shoot a lot of ready to wear garments which I will load onto Etsy in a couple of weeks. AND I have another new garment made from recycled jersey knit!
 
I made the garment from a roll end bought from OSF (Our Social Fabric) and then discharged the Leonardo drawn skeletal image with bleach.  It has a spine back and Leonardo’s backwards Italian. I love it!
 

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What is your storyboard for today?
 
Wendy Van Riesen
The dahlia in the drive

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