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.
My initial sketch included my signature ruffled capri leggings, a lace tunic, spats, & the tattered lace ruff:
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