Wednesday, April 25, 2012
neon net dress series
i am currently working on a series of three stretch neon net dresses (in hot pink, cerulean and lime) that double as bathing suit cover ups. along with these three neon net dresses i am making three light weight double knit slip dresses (in coordinating neons and white) than can be worn beneath any of the three neon net dresses. so a total of six dresses extremely body con dresses.
i started this project with the idea of going away for a long weekend to the beach (which will be happening a lot in my life this summer) without having to pack more than a duffle bag (on all trips i travel as light as possible &always always take a wardrobe i can interchange. if i cannot wear something at least 2 ways, i leave it at home). along with hunting around for neon surf bikinis, i really wanted to make interchangeable bright fun fitted sexy dresses that could be worn all day and then all night and still keep their fitted, pretty shape.
and let me say, stretch net is no easy fabric to work with! but taking my time and reinforcing my seams and hand stitching gathers, this dress is coming out perfect. and it is only the template for the other 5. i am super stoked on this. i should finish this one today after i return from the university. progress so far:
(this dress covers the chest, my dummy is just a little short in the torso)