by Lou Stoppard .

Maran Coates takes on the Giles Deacon Design Download

The pattern pieces are cut

An electric colbalt neoprene was the fabric of choice

The sewing begins!

The dress takes shape!

And in its final glorious form on SHOWstudio Shop's Carrie Scott

Our wonderful band of interns were so excited by our Giles Deacon Design Download that they decided to have a go at making it themselves! Headed up by the brilliant Maran Coates, our current editorial intern, the team set to work crafting The Troubadour in electric neoprene. And, showing off the full creative potential of the pattern, they also put a personal stamp on Giles' creation by eschewing the full length sleeves in favour of a cropped puffed cap sleeve. Saucy. See the first ode to The Troubadour take shape here - and don't forget you too can craft this gorgeous frock thanks to our downloadable pattern. Be sure and send in images of your creation via Twitter (@SHOWstudio #DesignDownload) and/or email ( for the chance to see your work displayed online in our submissions gallery. The best creation, as chosen by Giles and Nick Knight, will win a starring role in a special SHOWstudio fashion film!

1 comment

  1. robbie
    12:41 3 Jan 2013
    Hi When is the deadline for the G Deacon project