I had the fabulous opportunity to put a couple items in a show at a local art gallery. I chose to put my previously posted Cross My Heart vest, and had originally planned to make a scrappy skirt as well.
Being me, I left it off until the last weekend before the show. I started making a skirt, and I really didn't like where it was going. Distraught, I brought it before my mom, and together we brainstormed new ideas for it. I decided to make a dress, using a lovely bird print chiffon I'd had on hand for months. The only thing I had originally planned on was that it would be scrappy, and it would be blue & pink--candy colors. I sketched out a design.
As these things tend to, once I began to sew it, it drifted even further from the design. I wanted it airy, fluffy, over-the-top and wonderfully ridiculous. I wanted the scraps to be eating up the dress and taking over, a conversion from formal to madness. I won't bore you with too many details, but a few bobbins worth of thread, singed fingers from melting chiffon edges, a couple more discussions with my mom, and four layers of skirt later, I had myself a dress.
It's a magical thing, to get so excited about something you're making that your heart starts beating faster. :) I named this the "Let Them Eat Cupcakes!" dress because its color scheme and fantastic craziness reminded me of the clothing (and hair!) of Marie Antoinette's time.
So once the dress was totally completed, I needed it properly photographed! I teased my hair up high, stuck some flowers in it, did my makeup all fancy-like, and got my dad to use his fancy camera to take some pictures.
I went to the show opening on Friday, and it was on display amidst a bunch of amazing treasures handcrafted by others. (If you know me, message me for details on the gallery! You must go see everything!) People were incredibly and wonderfully sweet, and the whole night was absolutely fantastic.
Hugs and kisses! <3