It's been a while now since I posted the winning design that I did for Lady K Loves and, though I haven't posted anything about it since, there have been discussions going on about the design and we're very nearly at the finishing line! Here's a reminder of which design won:
And here's a look at the toile of the design that was sent to me by Lady K Loves just last week. (The photos were sent, not the toile - have just realised that that's a rather ambiguous sentence!) I think it's come along wonderfully, don't you? It's all very exciting. I love seeing into the process of a dress going from one of my drawings into an actual physical piece of clothing.
The two marks for the buttons at the waist show where the button closures will be on the inside, but they won't be visible outside, unlike the other buttons.
And these are the buttons that are going to be used - aren't they cute? I love the swirly design on them.
As you can see from my original drawing, we were initially going for a red red but, due to what was available, it's ended up more orangey red than red red. I haven't included pictures of the other choices I had but one was a red satin, which we felt would change the feel of the dress and there was also a lovely pink option but it turned out that the orange, which is a muslin, was more cost effective because of the width (I think). I think that'll be good for anyone who wants to buy one too. There were also other options like a red jacquard with a blossom design and a heavier weight linen but I decided to only post the final choices.
This is for the contrast (see initial drawing for where the contrast is).
What do you all think about how it's coming along? I can tell you that it won't be too much longer before you get to see the final product! I, for one, am very excited (I think I said that already). Details about cost and availability should be in the same post as the final dress. Oh, and if you want to see how Gemma of Retro Chick's design is coming along go over to her blog in a little while and her post will be up, too.
Andi B. Goode
Andi B. Goode