Tuesday, May 6, 2014

introducing Penelope

With Easter gone, I am up to my elbows in whites for First Communion season. I can hardly wait to show you what special project I've been working on. Meanwhile, I thought I'd take this opportunity to introduce the last of my samples for this year, the Penelope dress.

Penelope is made from a positively divine cotton voile. Many carefully engineered layers imbue this dress with an ethereal quality I find absolutely perfect for this sacred occasion. 

 Sleeves are demure with a gentle puff and a hand finished bias cuff. 

The dress is finished with my trademark hand picked zipper. The sash and bow are made from cotton lace fabric that brings a subtle textural contrast to this simple frock. The headband is made from the same lace.

I am completely smitten with the grace of this dress. Its simplicity and elegance perfectly befit the occasion.

Of course, most of the gorgeousness here is due to my lovely models! Without them, my dresses would be lifeless. Many, many thanks to them and their moms for all their help.

Many thanks also to my photographer, Amanda Hall Studios, for bringing my vision to life.