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Red Lace Dress

It's prom season!! Which means I worked on a prom dress. Truth be told  I was a bit nervous about taking on this dress, considering my last custom design was 2 years ago! Not to forget, I now have a little toddler who requires all my attention. The thing about prom dresses or any custom design is they require more work, attention to detail, and you just never know what else gets thrown your way. With lot's of excitement I decided to take it on.


I met with my client, asked her a few questions prior to the meeting and based on her answers I sketched several options. Two of the main features included a keyhole on the back and for it to be a deep red fabric.


She decided to go with the sketch above, which was a mermaid silhouette, sweetheart neckline, lace overlay as a halter top, and a keyhole on the back. We talked about different fabric options, she decided to go with a beautiful red gupiere lace and red peachskin. She was excited to see the dress come to life! I took down her …

Señorita Dress

Happy Cinco de Mayo everyone!! Today I'll be sharing a special dress I made last year for my shop. It was inspired by my Mexican roots and an often worn accessory the sarape. This is by far my favorite design! I instantly fell in love with the fabric from the moment I laid eyes on it. The fabric was so festive and bright it made me feel happy inside.

When designing the Señorita dress I wanted to do a lot of fabric manipulation. For the Bodice I played with directional lines, creating a chevron effect. I think matching the lines right was crucial otherwise it would have looked so wrong. When cutting out the pieces I had to cut one piece first and do line matching making sure they would be mirrored. It was time consuming but well worth taking my time. The bodice was fully lined with a light blue lining.
I knew I wanted a showstopper for the back, I went for a back cut out. As you can tell by now I love having fun back details on my designs. For the back I had mirrored vertical lin…