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About My Dress
My own design
Tessuti Heavy White - Enzyme Washed Linen, Tessuti Cotton Daisy Embroidery Anglaise, Cotton Voile and some lace trim from my stash
Time To Create:
Two weeks on and off
Dress Influenced By:
Again 'Alice in Wonderland' theme but this time the character of The White Queen.
I took a lot of inspiration from chess pieces and crowns. From the neck resembling a crown and the hem's tuck resembing the ridge of a chess piece.
Also using the lace as a texture contrast...on an all white dress, I hope viewers can easily imagine it in other colours.
I wanted this dress to be a summer dress for an Australian Summer so I looked at pinafore dresses of the past century.
I feel Pinfore Dress to be an essential item in every woman's wardrobe. Something you can wear a shirt or jumper underneath but also wear on it's own. In it's own way it is extremely practical lending itself to be used on a variety of occasions - BBQs, shopping, casual office wear, to the beach or even just around the house!
Dress is completely lined in Cotton Voile to let this linen dress keep it's Wearer cool and fresh in our Australian summer.
Also the pockets make the belt loops. The belt (made from plaited lace and linen) is completely removable allowing the Wearer to wear the dress loose or accessorise with another belt, chain or accessory of their choice.
I also realised when taking photos of the lining it also could be a revesible dress if a different colour had been used!
Again this is just a pop on dress which means no messing about for the Wearer with closures.
Please allow me to thank my lovely friends. These people have been very supportive and it is GREATLY appreciated!
- Deandre Froude for modelling the garment
-Christi Scappatura for taking the balcony photos
-Irene Markis my patient teacher.
-Yoen Hoong Woon my partner in life, crime and love.
-Staff at The Tea Cosy for the delicious tea, scones and allowing me to do a fitting and photography in their tea rooms.