Every now and then, actually more often than less lol, my clients submit pictures of designer garments to recreate. Often times, the dress is really hard to find or not available, or simply a little out of their budget. That's when I pull out my seamstress kit and recreate the look.
An adorably new gorgeous bride of mine showed my a picture of Miranda Brooke in a white cascading ruffle Milly dress. My little design wheels started to turn so super fast in excitement.
I thought dang that's a really nice dress. Of course, I had would be up to recreating this look. The first thing I do to recreate the look is analyze all of the design components in order to make a pattern. It would be so nice to close my eyes and make a wish to the design genie to just turn a picture to a dress but that's not how things work. I sketch the dress out, make a pattern and muslin, then construct the garment.
Here's a behind the seams look into the garment before finishing touches are done. I think it turned out perfect. I referenced the same bodice silhouette, angled seam, and cascading ruffles as the designer garment. Pretty cool to design a designer garment for a client that was completely sold out at Neiman Marcus and Shopbop huh?