A few weeks ago as I was drifting off to sleep a vision of a new dress design floated before my eyes. As sleep took hold I grasped at the idea and how to execute it. The next day I sketched it quickly and then it just sat for awhile. I worked on the dress here and there, drafting a sleeve, cutting fabric, gathering the bodice pieces, step by step until it was done.
All I’ve managed to capture were these two images of it before I added a bright red rolled hem to match the cuffs and neckline.
In those night visions I saw slashes of color and that’s just what I now have. When I slid the dress over my head for the first time I gave a little squeal of delight. I’m looking forward to doing a real photo shoot with it and listing it in the shop. As for the sample which I now have, I might be adding embroidery to it at some point. I’ll definitely be wearing it, and not just to dance in front of the mirror in my bedroom.