The Beginnings Of A Dress
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In my post ‘An Elf In My Letterbox’ back in June I mentioned one of my nieces would be visiting in September so I could create her school leavers dress.
We’ve been planning and plotting for several months with idea and sketches going to and fro and Marinella Rauso’s stylish blog I Love Green Inspiration provided some inspiration.
I had already chosen the fabrics and ordered a selection of beads and sequins in preparation. Last Wednesday she arrived and Friday we embarked on stage 1 – dye the fabric. The first attempt gave a pretty result but wasn’t colour fast so we re-dyed and now it’s a richer colour.
Yesterday I saw a picture of Diane Kruger in a Valentino ‘poudre’ tulle illusions gown from the Resort 2014 collection – the colour and ‘feel’ is similar to what we’re creating.
Of course it hasn’t been all work and no play! – Saturday we went to Salamanca Markets and found a gorgeous cocktail ring and earrings to go with the dress and on Sunday we went to MONA and ‘feasted’ on fabulous art.
But today it’s back to ‘The Dress’!
It’s beautiful already Sandra – just like my girl 🙂 Thank you, thank you, thank you.
You are fabulous!!!!!
Really like your blog 🙂 Great job! Don’t mind checking out mine!
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The color, the model and the fabrics are simply fabulous. Each girl would dream a dress like this. xxx
Thanks marilovesgr33n, I have just posted photos of the finished dress!
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