Friday, 14 October 2011

Managing Doubts and Custom Orders

This dress formed part of my 1950s inspired collection in the summer and recently I received a custom order to make an identical copy for a client. I managed to complete the dress as per the client request, but as I did not have enough fabric to finish the pockets, I used some creative licence and  trimmed the pocket flap with black. I think it worked really well with the print of the dress.  What do you think?
Custom orders are always a challenge as each clients body is individual to the person. There are times when having completed a garment great doubts set in, as the shape is not what I expect of the finished garment,  but once the client has it on, doubts fall away. This customer order was one of those doubtful moments, but thankfully the fit was perfect, and the client was over the moon with the result, so much so, she order has another dress.  Keep a look out I will be posting them here.

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Summer dress with an Edge

I made this dress way back in the summer in this pretty rose print and one customer fell in love with it, but wanted it to look less girly and more edgy.

So here it is, with sleeves, and an amazing white rose print on a black background.
The skirt like the first dress is made with a full circle skirt, which means if you sat down the skirt will form a full circle around your legs.
White rose on a black background 
If you look really hard you can see the bodic of this dress. I think I have acheived what she wanted, what do you think?