Trying to think of someone who could sew this dress and make it exactly how Samantha designed it was not a very fun task. I worked with a seamstress during my college years but I know that my friend had moved away and traveling an hour for a fitting seemed like a torturous task and a last resort. After asking a couple of my artsy friends if they knew of a dressmaker my friend suggested using a woman named Robin Agnew from Designs on You. Robin’s workroom was close to home and would be amazing if it all worked out…..the Chichi Petal fabric is not the easiest to work with.
So, off Samantha and I went to meet with Robin and she was Perfect! Robin understood what we wanted to do, you could tell that she was very talented and she agreed to take on our project, thank goodness.
Samantha’s first fitting with Robin was exciting, probably more for me than anyone. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the designing process!!! Robin made a prototype of the dress out of muslin so that she would have a pattern to cut the real dress. During that fitting Samantha decided on the fullness of the skirt, making sure that the dress was not too tight when walking, where the waist band would be placed,
the cut of the neckline and the length of the sleeve. Robin also showed Samantha what the petal would look like on the bottom of the dress.
It really was so thrilling…… seeing something go from idea, to paper to implementation is awesome and this wasn’t even the real dress yet.
So, while Robin started to cut the fabric for Samantha’s dress……Samantha and I took a trip into NYC to meet with the company that makes our Couture Dreams Fleurs….we need Samantha’s bouquet and headpiece. So….exciting!!!
So, Samantha’s Communion dress designing process began…..
We looked through many children’s catalogs and websites to get an idea of how to make a dress out of the Couture Dreams Chichi fabric.
Samantha and I knew right off the bat that the petal would be on the bottom of the dress. Samantha wanted an a-line skirt, which did not surprise me because she is not the crinoline type. Working with the petal fabric so much in designing window panels, pillows, throws, tablecloths and bed skirts I knew how the fabric would work for the skirt…..the question was the top???? I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE our New Couture Dreams Whisper Window Curtains and since the dress was being made out of the same nylon fabric I wanted to try to replicate that gathered, designer richness on the top of the dress.
Couture Dreams Whisper Window Curtains
So, both Samantha and I sat down and started sketching and before we knew it we had a dress design.
I have to say I am so….impressed with my little princess. Samantha is very opinionated, she knows what she likes and what she doesn’t. She had this idea of what she wanted her dress to look like in her head and was able to sketch it out ….I am so proud of her! Now, we just need to find someone to sew it. Who????
Our girls Communion is coming up and it is such a special day to us….it is a day in your life that you always seem to remember no matter how old you are. Since Jeanette only has one daughter she knew that she wanted to make it a special day for her. Jodi’s daughter that is receiving is her oldest, so again a very special day. We thought that it would be adorable if the girls designed their own dresses out of our Chichi fabric. Samantha, Jeanette’s daughter has very simple and elegant taste; she is all about being comfortable.
Jeanette & Samantha
Jodi’s daughter, Ella loves glitz and glam so if they each were to design their own dresses they would be extremely different.
Jodi & Ella
So the project started…….Samantha embraced the idea of designing her own dress and was excited in her own calm way.
Ella……LOVES to shop and the idea of not shopping for a dress was not appealing to her. So, so much for our vision of each of our girls having Chichi Communion dresses, one will have one and one will not but that is okay because they meet up again with flowers, which we will explain later.
Port Jefferson, NY, April 11, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ —
NEW for spring, Couture Dreams is extremely excited about their newest addition, The Chichi Ivory Linen Throw. In keeping with the Couture Dreams philosophy of taking the ordinary and making it extraordinary, this throw goes beyond the Couture Dreams expectations. So cool, so unique this is definitely not your typical throw! Beautiful ivory linen that is adorned with the Couture Dreams Chichi petals and linen fringe, this throw is trendy, sexy, stylish yet functional. This throw is oversized measuring at 50″ x70″, which allows it to function as a table runner too. Truly magnificent!!!!!
For more information please contact:
PO Box #505, Port Jefferson, NY 11777
PH: (800) 418-0757
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The Perfect Accessories…to brighten your day!
Our entire Couture Dreams collection is all about expressing your individuality! Pieces are bold and cool enough to stand on their own or to be paired together. Mixing and matching panels on the same window as if you were picking out at your outfit has never been heard of before but why not. The window is such a large statement piece in a room, “dress” it in style. Available to the trade and retail.
Couture Dreams Chichi Ivory Petal Panels Paired with our Solid Ivory Linen Gauze Panels for a sophisticated and fun look!
Couture Dreams Chichi Sable Petal Panels paired with our Couture Dreams Chichi Ivory Petal Panels …for a more contemporary, funky look!
Couture Dreams Enchantique Linen Gauze Ivory/Sand Panels paired with our Chichi Ivory Petal Window Panels for a playful yet elegant look!
Couture Dreams Enchantique Ivory/Sand Linen Gauze Window Panels paired with our Chichi Sable Window Panels…
Couture Dreams Enchantique Ivory/Sand Linen Gauze Panels paired with our Solid Natural Linen Gauze Window Panels…for a elegant and crisp look!
Enchantique Natural/Bark Linen Gauze Window Panels paired with our Solid Natural Linen Gauze Window Panels…for a more elegant and timeless look!
Couture Dreams Chichi Sable Window Panels paired with Couture Dreams Enchantique Natural/Bark Linen Gauze Window Panels for an elegant, chic look!
Couture Dreams Chichi Sable Window Panels paired with Couture Dreams Solid Slate Grey Linen Gauze Window Panels for a bold, stylish Contemporary look.
Couture Dreams Chichi Sable Window Panels paired with Couture Dreams Solid Natural Linen Gauze Window Panels for a sophisticated yet cool look. Love it!
Couture Dreams Slate Grey Linen Gauze Panels paired with our Ivory Linen Gauze Panels…for a classic tailored look.
Couture Dreams Slate Grey Linen Gauze Panels paired with our Natural Linen Gauze Panels.
Our Couture Dreams Luscious Platinum Silk Velvet & Slate Grey Jute Header…modern elegance!
Our Couture Dreams Luscious Soft Earth Silk Velvet with Natural Jute Header
Our Couture Dreams White Chichi Window Panel…elegant, funky, fun and frilly!
Let us know what you like best? What panels would you pair together?
Have a Beautiful Day!