I saw a dress a while back (like July) in a bridal shop. I absolutely fell in love with it.
I attend atleast 2 formal events each year and I'm always looking for ideas that are kinda out of the box. When I saw this I planned on making something similar for a formal Christmas banquet that we attend every year. Just so happens we had another formal that I found out about in early August. I would need a dress by October.
While I was in NY in August, I saw this necklace and I knew I would plan my entire dress around it:
While Mimi and I were shopping I thought about the dress, showed her a picture and started talking fabric colors. I did NOT want something too colorful. I wanted to go neutral but NOT black. The colors in this necklace gave me a great starting point.
This was my finished look. Now I wanted a BIG flower. I loved the flower on the original dress but I'm dramatic lol. I needed BIGGER. I've worked on this dress off and on for weeks. Between my Adrienne's Essentials clients and Stitched9 not to mention doing my photography and the events that I do. It took FOREVER.
I didn't use a pattern. I draped the entire thing. It was fun and it showed that I learned a LOT in the draping classes that I took. The only challenge I had was the foundation. Now it wasn't hard, just TIME comsuming so I really shouldn't say challenge. I should have taken pictures of the inside because it's like art. No really lol.
There is boning in all the bodice seams and extra boning in between the side and back. I wanted to make sure I was ALL in there lol and that it was stable. It's also fully lined.
The wind was SO high and it truly wouldn't let me be great lol. The back has a slight train that Tony stepped on all night lol. I can't begin to tell you how much fun it was to make this.The only regret I have is the narrow hem. When I measured the first time I was going to wear a different shoe, I changed my mind last minute and when I put the other shoes on it was TOO SHORT. I would have normally done a blind hem on it but didn't want my feet to show lol, so the narrow hem won.
My flower is HUGE and exactly what I wanted. I cut each of the "petals" free hand and added just a LITTLE sparkle to each one.
The fabric I used is a crepe back satin. I didn't want the flower and the dress to be shiny so I used the wrong side of the fabric on some of the petals to add some texture/depth to it.
Here are a couple pictures that others took of me that night:
I was talking to a friend the other day and she said my hair cut and makeup were edgy but my dress looked like a pageant dress. Essentially the dress, hair and makeup doesn't work together.
Since my hair cut is edgy I need to dress more edgy or it'll look like I'm trying to be a housewife but I'm really a party girl.
Now, I know how "I" feel about that. What do you think? Is my haircut too "edgy"? Do I need to wear more edgy clothes so it works well with my hair cut? Keep in mind this is just YOUR opinion. My feelings are NOT hurt easily at all and I'm asking for your thoughts.
Alright, let's talk in the comments.