Friday, January 15, 2016

the elsa dress

the 12 emerald dresses was a huge project for me in 2015.  when i was designing the patterns for the emerald dresses i kept in mind that the wearers need to look good and feel comfortable when wearing those dresses.  the dresses were to be worn for at least 6 hours and they would be having a frantic day making sure that the wedding reception run smoothly.

so i decided on making them using deep coloured cotton satin.  the style needed to be simple and fuss free.  for the girls i designed an elsa inspired waisted dress, with front yoke, princes cut bodice, sleek long zipped ended sleeve and full skirt.  for the girls' mamas i designed a loose princes cut dress with sleek long zipped ended sleeve too.

i made a few prototypes for the girls for them to test drive.  their feedback on the look and feel of the dress were used to adjust the patterns in order to obtain a well fit made to measure garment for each of the wearer.

below was my first prototype.  i made it for alya.

it was a success.  alya loves this dress and wanted to have a few more made for her.


Wednesday, January 13, 2016

More photos on the emerald dresses

more emerald dresses......
pattern drafted by thesewingroomdiva
constructed by thesewingoomdiva

my alya, my lisa, my nieces and my sister and the emerald elsa dresses

my sister and the emerald elsa dress

my lisa and the emerald elsa dress

my niece and my lisa with the emerald elsa dresses

all 12  of the emerald dresses

very comfy :)

yep, we really like them

my lisa and my niece with their emerald elsa dresses

the siblings and the bride and the nieces

my alya, my niece and my sisters and their emerald elsa dresses


Wednesday, January 6, 2016

one of the projects for 2015, 12 sets of long dresses for a wedding reception

they are made to measure pieces.  made out of cotton satin in emerald green.

each pattern is drafted from scratch.  designed and constructed by me.

my lisa and her dress

my lisa and her dress

my lisa, my alya and their cousins

my lisa, my alya and their cousins

my lisa, my alya, my dwan, their cousin, their aunts and their uncle

i love making them.  i am so pleased with the results.