Now that the muslin is complete, there is the fitting. Due to Christmas and the busyness that surrounds the holiday, Heather and I have decided to delay the muslin fitting a bit. No big deal. That's the beauty of custom work, it revolves around your schedule!
As the muslin chills on my dress form, I keep looking at it and seeing the possibility of scallops! Scallops were one of the trends that were discussed in the Trend-watch post a few weeks ago. I feel like they would play well with the tiers and also give a "garden" sort of feel to the dress without it being too literal.
I know that during some of these votes people have mentioned that they need to see the fabric to make an informed decision, so here it is:
Of course there are the lace and sequin fabrics that were previously voted on and additionally three silk/cotton blends. They are simply lush. They have the sheen and hand of silk charmeuse, but with a bit more structure than a typical silk charmeuse. I was planning to make the bodice in lace (as you voted for), incorporate the sequins in some small way still, as requested by Heather and use the solid colors to create ombre tiers.
Will this dress be a little over the top? YES! But always tastefully and if it is too much when it comes together, things can always be edited out and changed.
So anyway, here is the picture of me playing with the idea of scallops on the dress form:
So tell me, should I continue with the scallops? Is it too over the top? Let me know on my Facebook Page, Instagram (@RestitchStudio) or right below in the comments section on the blog!
I'm Denise Meyer, apparel designer in State College, PA, saving the world one clothing problem at a time!