dressing a bride

I have had the honour of doing two wedding dresses in my life. As I am not professionally interested in bridal, I only do wedding dresses for certain special brides.

The first wedding dress I ever did was so shoddily constructed, a work of blind ignorance. The second wedding dress was a garment of minimal essence, singular satin column with a shallow cowl in the front and a deep cowl in the back, suspended from the neck on a single chain It is a piece I am proud of and wish I had pictures of my own, but you can check it out here too.

My best friend since birth is celebrating her own wedding with a non-traditional ceremony this June. Together we have designed this dress for her. This is the ultimate earthy goddess dress in ethereal hand-painted silk.

She’s given me permission to blog the process – should be fun – I have less than a month to complete it. I’ve finished the pattern and the fabric preparation will go into full swing next week – expect the studio to be taken over by 60″ x 120″ sheets of silk stretched for painting…

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8 thoughts on “dressing a bride”

  1. Yaaaaaay! I’m so excited to read about the process! (I think you are more than brilliant.)

  2. I’m very excited to see this! I want to see how you dye the silk. I’ve been wanting to do something like this over the summer! My friend and I dyed some fabric this year using Shibori techniques and I have been itching to try some of those techniques on silk! I also just got engaged this past winter so designing my own dress is something I am going to take on this year. This is such a fun project!

  3. I was actually showing my friend Jasmine your site last night! so she could have a peek at the dress and get to see all the amazing stuff you do. needles to say… the dress is amazing!! I am so excited to be a part of the process, looking forward to painting…

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