Hello all well yesterday I had the first fitting with the mother or the bride who is wearing the Austen Powers movie inspired dress. I thought it would be a good idea if Andrew was present during the fitting so he could see how I do a fitting, what to look for and how to pin any visible flaws. Great plan if it worked out...... The client came and loved the mock up on the dressform! It was exactly what she had hoped it would be but the proof is in the pudding, would it fit?
She tried it on, I pinned the back and guess what! Andrew didn't learn very much at all, the mock up fit PERFECTLY! I mean there was absolutely nothing for me to pin! The client was very, very happy as was I, guess Andrew will have to wait for another fitting to see how to pin a mock up especially because his pants fit perfectly as well!
Now the job is to find the right fabric for the dress, and that's tomorrow's task.
BTW I just finished my outfit for the grad ceremony and I am so pleased with it! Fits like a glove and I found the exact pomegranate red to make a cape... sort of cape...... The dress is a neutral background with some of the same red flowers as the cape, the style is an Empire cut with a semi-circle skirt that I cut in such a way that the draping starts from below the waist instead of the Empire cut with a point at the centre front and sweetheart neckline. The hem is a slight high/low version and the straps are wide with no shoulder seams they are only attached at the front neckline. Super excited to wear it!
Maria Calautti, "Jack of all trades"