So my most interesting clients are the ones with a vision for a restyle. What I mean is they are able to see the potential in an old, out of date garment and come to me wanting to give it new life. I find that these clients and I tend to feed off each other's creativity and ideas to come up with something that is both a satisfying project on my end and a stellar garment for them.
Recently, Lea, a junior at a local high school, contacted me about a dress that her great grandma wore in 1979-- when she was 80! I decided this girl MUST have vision. and boy does she ever!
We set up a consultation which quickly become a first fitting. All systems are a go for this project which Lea plans to wear to her prom in April! Here is where we started:
Lea loves the pleated skirt, but is unattached to the top. We intend to remove the cravat (!) and sleeves and use the sheer fabric as a new illusion neckline. Then bedazzle the heck out of it for some truly Prom-style sparkle.
I'm Denise Meyer, apparel designer in State College, PA, saving the world one clothing problem at a time!