Mom: “You look like a butterfly!”
Me: “Aww that’s cute!”
Colleague: “You look like a French girl!”
Me: “Oh, really? Cool! Thanks!”
Friend: “You…you look like you are not from this world!”
Me: slightly worried “Okay…don’t tell NASA that.”
I WAS VERY HAPPY THAT many people took a liking to this dress. I am even thankful for that group of tourists who gave me the thumbs up oblivious to the fact that I speak fluent English. No problem though. The “ooh + point + thumbs up” combo is pretty universal.
I didn’t think that this dress would make such an impact. When I first sketched it on a rainy Saturday night, I was just trying to preserve an idea that suddenly attacked me while I was struggling with falling asleep. I kicked off my blanket and reached for my sketching pad that was collecting dust in the corner.
I used to sketch a lot of designs in the past, but then I entered university and after that I got a job and in the interest of time, I learned to directly transfer my ideas to the fabric. I had even forgotten how calming and fun drawing was. It has been years since the last time I drew a portrait. I should really make more time to get back into drawing. >>
My idea was to make a very ethereal dress with a feminine touch that would give off a very pure and delicate vibe.
I already had the fabric so I generally knew what I was going for. I was more than halfway done with the dress, when I purchased a new sewing machine. I was very excited for it, so I tried it out on the hemlines and because it worked so perfectly, it made this dress even more special to me. What started out as a small spark of creativity ignited by insomnia, ended up materializing in the dress that I believe can transcend trends and can be worn on different occasions.
What do you think? Do you like the dress?
Dress design: By me //
Bag: Mona //