Yes, that's right - the dress I designed with Lady K Loves is finally here, dear readers. And I think it was worth the wait. As you may know from the last post on the dress it's more of a orange-red than the red red we had originally intended but it's a gorgeous colour.
The dresses are on pre-sale now on the Lady K Loves website and you can read more details about their availability there.
(As you can see I'm not modelling the dress myself, as the sample was a smidge too small for me - instead it's being modelled by my friend Miss Kitty Boo, who was very happy to help me out.)
As you can see, it's a wrap dress that buttons up diagonally and has two hidden buttons on the inside of the waistline, too.
The crossover neckline of the wrap front is simple but creates a really nice line, which draws you to the waist of the dress.
I think this dress could very easily be dressed up for the evening and worn more casually, as here, for the day. As an aside, I didn't realise the graffiti created a halo around her head until I was editing the photos. Oops.
The dress is handmade by Kessie from vintage fabrics and notions. The orange is a linen and is light-weight but sits nicely, too. (The dress is quite creased in these photos as I had to fold the dress up to take it into town.)
I found the whole process a lot of fun and really exciting, overall, even with the great distance between Kessie and I. The main drawback to the distance was not being able to see the fabric in person before choosing it but it worked out well, anyway. I used to draw all sorts of dresses & clothing items as a child and, growing up, I never stopped drawing things or imagining clothes I wish I had so finally seeing one of my drawings go from a two-dimensional image to an actual product was so fantastic.
The dress will be a very limited run of only one in each size, from XS to XXL and will sell at 90GBP (see here for currency conversion - it's currently a little under $140AU). You can pre-order the dress on the Lady K Loves website, now, here. Sizing is not yet up but I will let you know when it becomes available.
Andi B. Goode