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About My Dress
My own design
Linen in white, corded chantilly lace
Time To Create:
3 weeks on and off
Dress Influenced By:
For this piece i wanted to create an elegant, simple dress suitable for a day event, something fresh and summery with a subtle vintage feel.
The hero of this piece are the 3D hand cut lace flowers, done by meticulously cutting into the lace, pressing with a starch spray and re-applying by hand.
Additionally, a perfect fit was imperative for such a simple design so the challenge for this was creating a soft molded look in the linen which is usually a crisp fabric, this was achieved by repeated washing of the fabric before construction. The dress is self lined with a traditional tailored vent at the centre back for movement. Boning was also applied to waist point as well as internal bust cups for shaping as a nod to the internal details and structure of vintage clothes.