Midnight blue graduation dressJuly 7, 2015

This is a dress I made for a high school graduation, that I imagine must feel like a breezy dream to wear. Isn’t she just a beauty?
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My client showed me this white dress for inspiration, noting that she liked how the mostly simple design really featured the high side slit of the skirt and an open back. She also wanted an airy sheer overskirt like this blue dress has.
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She asked me to look for a dark purple colour, but the available purples were too bright. Instead I found the most beautiful, midnight navy blue faille fabric, that we both fell in love with. It has a smooth matte finish, with a slight reflective quality that gives it a velvety appearance.
I used four metres of chiffon fabric in the overskirt, so while the skirt hangs straight down while she is standing still, any movement will catch the lightweight drapey fabric to show off the fullness of the skirt and the pleats of the asymmetrical slit.alyssa2

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