Continuing on with my RAWards New Orleans looks, my second look went through a slight transformation from sketch to final design. After dreaming up my first look, I decided I wanted to play with military-inspired colors (primarily an army greenish-brown), lace and brocade. I ended up with 3 green/brown & cream looks and 3 red brocade & black/brown looks. This second look was designed to go along with the first.
I’ve already discussed that the spats were the main element to go, due to my inability to make my brain play nice and create a work-able pattern that I liked.
Onto the first incarnation of the design–again, I don’t work in muslins, so I went right for the fabric:
I re-purposed some mens dress-slacks (wool) for the very top of the tunic. There is an under-lining to the tunic, and I used a really lovely cream moleskin–so soft–that kind of gets lost under the beautiful lace. I cut this so that I could take full advantage of the scalloped edging on the lace. The tunic has a zip-back for closure.
At the first fitting I realized that the ruffled leggings just didn’t work–I hated them so much with this that I didn’t even nab a picture with them on. Plus, hello beautiful legs! (I sound like I have a leg-fetish!)
You can see one of the (five or so) incarnations of the spats here. I love the idea, but I’m glad I opted for sanity and gave them the boot.
The fitting went well–just ditched the leggings and put in the zipper. Done.
Final design walking the runway:
Above photo by: http://gustavo.photoshelter.com/
And, from the pre-show photo shoot:
The dress will be listed soon in my shop–contact me if you’re interested.
Clothing by me: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TrappedInTimeDesigns
Hair & Make up by: Amanda Bravender
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Model: Jennifer Culicchia https://www.facebook.com/jenniferculicchia
Final images by: Underexposed Photography https://www.facebook.com/brittsmithphoto