It’s my first design project for this year – a prom gown for my friend’s sister’s prom. I was so excited for this mainly because I want to veer out the usual satin, shantung, organsa notion of prom gown I got used to when I was the one attending the prom. Added to this is the fact that Angel entrusted me this task. I was hands-on on this and made frequent contacts to the client. I made sure that I’m not disregarding the client’s requests despite that I already have an idea what would look good on her.
It all started with a sketch and after sending her some design sketches she chose this long-sleeved semi-A-line gown. It clicked with what I wanted her to choose.
Color is emerald green, as it always has its elegant feel. I chose the fabric hull dull for the skirt body and bodice lining. Bodice is topped off with lace. I also decided to make the chiffon layer detachable to give the client the option to remove it if she would not like it on at some point. I didn't place much embellishments except on the waist band part.
I am happy with the outcome and I am super glad that Angel really liked it. I wanted it to remain simple and elegant in Emerald. :)
|The freehand sketch that I'm glad Nanay, the dressmaker, understood perfectly :)|
|The raw gown -- still free of embellishments and without the detachable chiffon layer waiting to be fitted.|
|The mannequin's quite wider than Angel hence detachable layer can't be fastened. This shows the little embellishments I did on this gown.|
|The finish product with the chiffon layer on.|
|This is Angel sexy wearing a Miss Merie gown. :)|
|Cr: Angel for her photos wearing the Emerald gown|
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