I get asked to do commissions all the time, and have the luxury of only agreeing to do the commissions if I love the project.
When Carolyn asked me to make her wedding dress, there was no question if I would do it or not.
The project would be insanely difficult and time consuming. It would stretch my sewing capabilities, and the boundaries of design and fabric, to the very limits. And it was gorgeous.
No question, I was going to do it.
This is the design sketch that Carolyn sent me (isn’t she amazing!?!):
These are some other dresses she was inspired by:
This is my design sketch, once I worked out what was needed for the dress to fit together and support itself:
For the fabric, Carolyn and I selected a gorgeous silk, cotton blend, with a delustred satin finish. So yummy!
Over the next few weeks, as I finish off the dress, I’ll be posting all about the design and sewing process, and showing off the delicious vintage sequins and beads and trims and ostrich feathers that will be going on the dress.