My dear old friend Celine wrote to me last year saying she wanted to commission me to make her wedding dress and of course I said "yes!". She wrote that she wanted something simple, blue, made out of silk and the rest she was leaving up to me. So basically any dress designer's dream come true (not to mention the fact that my client is a now retired model).
One of the larger hurdles of this project was the fact that Celine and I live on opposite ends of the world and there wasn't much chance of sending the dress back and forth with needles holding measurements in place. I was able to get her measurements over email and started drafting a pattern from tissue paper. I decided to create a 1930s-40s silk gown -very slinky and just above ankle length.
I went and bought the silk satin and georgette and started sewing. I cut all of the pieces on the bias and used special bakelite buttons from my collection. It took me a few days of pinning, stitching and fussing, but it all came together beautifully. The floaty georgette "wings" were a last minute idea that I had, I wanted to make it look more ethereal. I am so proud of this dress, it made me feel like I was present at the wedding.