As I day dreamt about my dress, I would ear mark patterns or start pinning things on pinterest. You may remember, I’m not super in to weddings, so thinking about a dress is as much girly future planning as it gets for me. My secret “wedding” board has been like 2 pins for years.
Since the work is starting, I’m starting to pull together actual patterns and details to actually design this thing. I realize this is part stream-of-consciousness/ thought process and therefore is a much less formal post, thank you for sticking with me!
The stitch pattern is inspired by the diamonds from Victorian Lace Blouse by Michele Rose Orne
Design notes: I will also incorporate light beading.
In the running: Almond Pullover by Birgit Gerecke or part of the Frost Flowers
My own design. Inspired by a photo of cap sleeves.
Trims and Embellishments
Small 3-stranded cables will be used as some edges or at seams. One strand will have pearls. I may leave that one in the center and cross the other two over/ under it. This is my interpretation of a “cord of three strands”.
There will also be some birds along the side. I haven’t figured out entirely how to do this yet. It may be something that is added at the end.
The great debate; Train or not to train? Bustle? At the moment I’m leaning towards not deciding, but making it possible to add or not later.
Patterns: I LOVE Estonian lace. The bobbles and patterns already evoke flora and fauna without modification.
I’m definitely using: Ingrid Rüütli Kiri and Silvia Kiri
What about you?
What is your creative/ design process?