Two people met and fell in love...
Happy start to your weekend everyone!
I have some encouraging and flattering news i'd like to share, firstly congratulations on making it through the week. I must say this week was quite the egg for a lot of us. I want to give you a pat on the back and an virtual hug for keeping your head up and making it through. I'd like to share that i've been asked to make a wedding dress for a co-worker's fiancé. This is the second time i've been asked to make a wedding dress, and truthfully, if I can get into a stable financial situation I may just quit my job and make wedding dresses for a living. The first time a friend of mine, who is going to have a lovely Steampunk themed wedding, came to me in hopes that I could make her dress. Unfortunately, her design included a corset and I have no experience in making such a complex article of clothing. It was very upsetting that I couldn't help her with it, she has found a seamstress who makes them for a living so I am happy that she is still having it made. I love the idea of every bride having her own unique dress on her day.
Every woman is different, different personality, different shapes and sizes and different needs. The idea of a woman having to wear a mass produced, store bought creation that 50 other brides might be wearing is like taking the Cinnamon Challenge. It's not pretty and hard to stomach. Okay, that is an over exaggeration, but I really feel that every bride should have her own unique dress for her wedding day.
The photo above are a few examples of what this brides desires for her big day. We'll be meeting for coffee, i'll probably get me a lovely cup of chai tea, and discuss pricing and a final design for her.
There are so many designs for gown out now, it's just an eye candy picnic for the eyes. Especially one, such as myself, who is very fond of fashion. I initially wanted to start sewing because I love studying about gowns, historic gowns. I was quite was quite observant of fashion history in high school, my favorite period was the Victorian and Edwardian Era.
As I grew older I became enamored by the dramatic creations of modern designers such as Guo Pei, Elie Saab, Alexander McQueen and Zuhair Murad. I can easily kill 3 hours just looking a Tumblr and Polyvore sites dedicated to selecting fashion for Game of Thrones characters.
In the near future I would like to actually start making gowns and selling them. I've had people prod me in the past about getting a job as a costume designer for movies.
Nothing is impossible...
With hard work, dedication and a vision, I may, someday start making famous fashions and I hope you all will be there, watching and continuing to cheer me on as you've always done.
Love x Peace
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A twenty-something, fabric hoarding, geek loving, freelance artist who is young at heart and has a sense of adventure.