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About My Dress
My own design
Tessuti Oat Zin Linen, vintage lace trim
Time To Create:
about 7-8 hours
Dress Influenced By:
I was wanting to work with the linen's natural qualities and after a bit of thought I realised that the linen has both structure and drape, I've used linen a bit before but have never really taken the time to look at it quite that way, so I had the structured top planned and then played with the pattern to include the tucks coming off the french dart - it brings some soft contouring to the body of the dress that I really liked and yet it's still simple and clean which I needed with all that going on at the top. The lace at the top is an old collar that I've had for a while that looks way better opened out as a frill than it ever did as a collar.