Hello my lovelies, has it been a month already, I reckon it has and that is why I’m back with yet another interesting post to share. The design I’m about to share is something new and exciting for me since in all my wildest fashion dreams I never thought I would aspire to be a wedding gown designer but here we are pregnant with expectations to start breaking necks with my wedding gown designs.
Well well, this projects was birthed about two months ago when I was still an intern at Peggy ‘O’ Fashion House who we all know is a force to be reckoned with in Kenya’s fashion industry. Quite a humbling experience spending my attachment learning from the best and stacking up generations of design knowledge for my own archives. While I was there I was greatly obsessed with learning corsetry and I could not stop bugging Miss. Peggy to pass down the knowledge to me.
Trust me, when I want something I go for it and so I got my corsetry master class and I fell in love with it. The intricacies of corset construction makes my fashion wits rush and that would be the greatest challenge for me thus far. To add to my new challenge, I thought it would be a waste to leave the establishment having not designed myself a gown, not only for learning purposes but also for myself, as I welcomed a new chapter in my young design career. I put so much sentimental value into this creation, I just did not know I would fall in love with the whole process.
A lot of pattern making went into it as well, I did a lot of drafting, grading and sampling way before any final pieces were created to ensure perfection. Mind you, I made 3 different samples before I finally settled and made the actual corset, I was so torn. Below are final patterns pieces showcasing the lay out and assembling process. As for the skirt, it was no brainer, all I had to do was ensure my pattern was perfect and then stitch the pieces together.
Below I present to you my first wedding gown, so hush! No church bells at least not yet. I truly felt like a bride on this shoot, so elegant especially when I threw on that fur coat, ooh mama! And now I can secretly practice my walk down the aisle in this, while playing dress up in my room LOL.
Anyways, goodbye for now, enjoy the memories captured on this shoot and don’t forget to leave me a comment down below. Also, enjoy the long weekend folks and Happy Mashuja Day to my Kenyan fam, xoxo.