The dress. The god damn dress. Well, here it is ladies (I highly doubt any gents are reading)! Like I have written many times, Brandy, Valerie and I spent an entire Friday photographing my creations that I have made over the past year when I was in Florida two weeks ago. We had such a blast and I couldn’t thank the two lovely ladies enough.
This particular dress began last November when I received an invitation to attend my dear friend Meme’s wedding. Because people know what my day job and side hobby are, they always ask me, “Did you make your outfit?” Since Meme’s wedding was going to be quite the event (think high school reunion), I wanted to make my outfit for the occasion so that I could answer their question with, “Why this old thing? Oh yeh, I made it; whipped it up in no time. Ain’t it fabulous?”
The dress was based (a better word is copied) off of a BHLD dress that I fell in love with the first moment I saw it online. I made many muslins for this dress, click here to see the first muslin and click here to see the second muslin, as the side cowl on the skirt was hard to achieve because it had to drape perfectly over my hips. Regardless of the fact that I spent many cold Saturdays and Sundays with my mannequin (her name is Avery) watching Saturday Night Fever (John Travolta a la 1970s is the only reason I made it through those cold winter weekends), I had a blast working on this project. From updating you with my progress to fabric shopping in Philly’s fabric row, I have a great memory attached to this dress. And how did the dress hold up during the wedding? Well, I didn’t look better than than Meme (a bride’s glow on her special day is hard to beat), but I looked pretty darn good, especially with my tropical printed shoes (aren’t they amazing?).