Take a look at this video we made to document the custom design process, from start-to-finish!
Sue was the lucky winner, so in March we began the process of creating a custom red dress just for her! First, we met to discuss design concepts and styles; I wanted to make sure I designed a dress that would fit Sue's personality and lifestyle. I took her measurements to give her dress a perfect fit and then I illustrated the design, featuring a pleated bodice, cap sleeves, and an A-line skirt. We chose from a variety of fabrics and ended up deciding on a Carolina Herrera wool/silk textured fabric with a polka-dot jacquard accent fabric for a thin belt (and as an extra touch, the lining of the sleeves!). I then created a first "draft" of the dress in cotton muslin fabric. Fitting adjustments were made to the fitting muslin...then it was time to create the dress itself!