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Monday, May 6, 2013

Silk For Days

A few months ago a friend of mine asked if I'd be interested in designing a dress for her to wear for an upcoming feature performance.  Thrilled at such an undertaking, I felt only the flood of enthusiasm and creativity that comes first (and none of the normal uncertainty and hesitation that comes second with most rational folk) as I instantly promised to whip up something short of amazing.  Yay for the rookie-can-do attitude!

You know you're a beginner at a craft when you think you can do anything.... oy.  

For this beautiful, leggy, swan-like chanteuse, the design I chose was halter... with lots of leg slits!  The material - why, silk of course.  
Basically, I had no idea what I gotten myself into!

I am so incredibly thankful I dove in feet first on this project though.  I mean I'm clearly still learning but if I hadn't agreed to such a request, 
I would never have been crazy enough to create this:

Yep, this project has been my bestie for the past few weeks but sadly I didn't allow enough time at the end to find a 5'10" model to wear this dress for display soooooooo 
I got my 5' self a stool and popped it on.  Silk for days, folks.

My first custom gown work but I really hope believe she will look marvelous in it!

If any of you ladies are in Alexandria, Virginia on Mother's Day, take your mom to the Carlyle Club where my talented friend, Ife will be singing in a Sade tribute concert... 

And wearing this dress :)


  1. This is absolutely gorgeous. Your friend will look stunning in it!

  2. You did a beautiful job!! That dress is stunning!

  3. I love it. It's simple, yet classic. And the slits!

  4. Wow this is stunning! I actually live in Alexandria! I am going to try to attend. I LOVE Sade!

  5. This dress is gorgeous!!!!!

    Carsedra of:

  6. I LOVE this dress! Amazing job, absolutely beautiful!!!

  7. Lovely! What a wonderful job you did. I too tend to jump in feet first full of faith on projects. This might be your new creative approach!!

  8. on goodness the dress is beautiful

  9. Lovely dress! GREAT job!


  10. Good for you! It's absolutely amazing!!! So funny you were on that stool though. I would have had to do the same thing!

    Krystal K.
    The Feisty House

  11. That dress is amazing!!! Kudos to you for diving into a project that new designers would be afraid of because of the details. Simply beautiful.


  12. So you are officially a friend in my head! I looooovvve your blog and that dress is GORGEOUS!!!

  13. Beautiful and ethereal. Hope she loved it.

  14. OMG!!!!! awesome!!!! you did an outstanding job! this is beautiful!!! Kudos to you girl, this is the start of it all and I'm sure you friend looked amazing!