Sade decided to have dinner with her friends in a lush restaurant for her 18th birthday celebration. I had the privilege of making her birthday dress :) She was certain she wanted a dress made out of african print so she could really stand out. She showed me a print she already had but I was of the opinion that it was too dark. I asked her what colours she liked and I went fabric shopping with that in mind. I found some really pretty prints and she agreed to use it. Mixing prints is one of my favourite things to do in designing, I shared the idea with Sade and she was happy for me to run with it. This is the initial sketch I sent to her:
The final outcome was slightly different. After a consultation, we decided to go for a 2-layered dress instead. 2 became 3 after our first fitting, as it came up a little too short :( Nevertheless it worked, and Sade was really pleased with her dress. Thanks to Jadoy for the hairspiration.
|the dress with only 2 layers.|