Sunday, June 20, 2010

Wedding belles!

My latest dress is for the oldest daughter of our oldest friends. She always said I would make her dress someday and the day is here. What a privilege that is. The wedding is in August.

I am at the design stage. The dress will be white stain. I had fun playing with light blue taffeta to get the full skirt.

I had played around with the idea of the fullness being gathered in by twists of fabric to form roses. That put a lot of fullness in the skirt. It was modified to reduce some of that and keep the fullness at the hem, with less at the waist.
The neat thing for me is that the skirt is one piece of fabric! 4 metres, straight round, well, with a little drape here and there...