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.


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