The dress was inspired by the work of Charles James, especially the Swan and Butterfly dresses, and by Givenchy's gown worn by Audrey Hepburn in Sabrina.
I wanted to be able to take away the train, or at least some of it, to have a bit more ease of movement.
There's a built-in corset, and all the dress is made of cotton flannel, taffeta and covered in silk satin, which is something that James used to give a smooth look and to get features from different fabrics, when he couldn't find something he wanted.
Of course I am no Charles James, I do not make bridal stuff and I don't make high fashion, I make costumes, so I knew it wouldn't have looked as flawless as the gowns that inspired me, but I decided that the adventure of making it myself, to challenge myself was worth it.
I still have things I'd like to fix on that dress. But I wouldn't choose to have one made by someone else, if I could go back in time, nor choose something easier to make, or which I felt comfortable in making. For someone else I would not have made anything I wasn't sure I could make well, but for myself it's an other kind of thing.
photo by @rocchinadelpriore_photography
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