One of the things I love about designing and making for client is the preparation
First the consultation with the client
Trying to figure out what the client like? Teasing out what the client imagines their outfit should look like and what I envisage the outfit to be, could be a recipe for disaster.
Once the design of the outfit has been decided and I am on track with what the client is thinking. We start to think about the choice of fabric, this can be a real headache. Sometimes the client will know what they want, but their choice of fabric, may not go with their design or their shape, or they may want to hide behind the fabric, which does not bring out the best in the client
When choosing fabric for clients I can easily spend a couple hours browsing through a selection of fabric. With each fabric I pick out, I image the client personality, their shape, colouring and how this will look with the design. Hopefully the client will love my choice.
Although I was asked to look for blue and cream.
I selected this lovely distressed pink lace fabric and matched it with a dark coffee beige satin with a pink base tone, a perfect match and best of all the client loved the choice.
After cutting out the pattern, I hung the pieces over night as this allows for uneven edges to drop out, then I re-cut, which give me a near perfect size grading.
(Note to self must buy a new cutting board)
The rose was made using the lace fabric and I added a peach toned satin to bring some interest to the rose and the dress. Look out for the tutorial for this rose, which I will be posting here soon
TA DAH one shabby chic rose
I generally only do one fitting to iron out any fit issues. I delivered the dress today, and thankfully the client loved the dress, how can I tell, Well client generally hug me if they are really happy with the finished item.
I love how the dress has turned out. Yet another dress for a wedding. The client love it even more, as she has asked for a new dress for the autumn/winter.