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About My Dress
My own design
White Enzyme Washed linen, In The Mix linen, Alabaster Floral Lace, Flower Trim, Spot Tulle
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Influenced by Elie Saab 2011 collection, where lots of texture and fabric manipulation is used. Also inspired by 1950's fashion of full skirts and small waistlines.
I wanted my design to have a feminin, romantic feel and kept to a classic boat neckline, but shortened the hemline and added a tulle underlay for fullness. For the base of the dress, I used the white enzyme washed linen and then hand cut the outline of the floral lace. I cut the same silhouette out of the In the Mix linen and mounted the lace on top, centering it with a peice of the flower trim. To create a textured look, I sewed these onto the base of the dress so that it completely covered the front and back of the top half of the garment and ended just under the waistline.