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.