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…