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About My Dress
My own design
Tessuti's Zin linen, Stone-Face lining, and Champagne Medallion Guipuize lace
Time To Create:
on-and-off 1 month
Dress Influenced By:
The 1920s was the main source of my inspiration. What I like about fashion from the '20s, is its elegance and simplicity, based on a time of female independence. One of the main characteristics of this style was creating the illusion of height through a lower-waist belt. The length of dresses during this time covered the knee, which reflected the conservatism of the time.
The way that I created the bottom part of my dress was inspired by a skirt that my teacher was wearing one day, which I sketched in class.
The dress features full-length cotton inner lining (Stone-Face). There is an invisible zip on the left side of the dress. Above and below the neck-line features a vintage lace detail, which I sewed into the lining. The angle of the neck-line matches the angle of the lace belt. The unique part of the dress is the pearl stitches (which are sewn by hand on the inside), as well as lace decorating the lining of the bottom half of the dress, which reflects dress-making in the 1920s.
It was a pleasure to work with such high quality French lace, which I could cut into many shapes.
I would like to thank my friends, Daniel Laver, who took amazing pictures and Tanya from Bodacious Hair and Beauty for make-up. I had great fun : ))