This is a collaboration project long in the making, and I thought it high time to share it here! I'll say up front I did NOT make this dress, this fabulous thing was a creation of KMKostumes, Etsy sellers extraordinaire. I contacted them about collaborating on a costume because I wanted to design an embroidery series exclusively for a dress like this.
So, we got together, sketched out dress designs, and then I went home and drew embroidery ideas and they hit their sewing machines. It was an amazing team effort and I am so happy with how the dress and the embroidery turned out! Here's the final result.
The whole dress includes 9 embroidery designs. One on the bodice, two on the gauntlets, one on the front chest and one on the back, and four designs on the overlay skirt. Each piece was designed to fit the theme and flow of the dress.
A good shot of the wings on the back. I love the floating effect of the embroidery on the organza.
A closeup of the designs on the front. I think the gauntlet designs are my favorite, but I love the piece on the bodice too.
KMKostumes did such a fabulous job making this! I saw some of the construction of the dress and they are so crazy fast. I just love the fullness of the silhouette.
I'm thrilled with how this all turned out. I also need to give a big shoutout to our photographer FairShadow Photography
,who did a masterful job. I also had a lot of help with hair and makeup by my good friend Sara Capers
. I will say this will probably be my first and last foray into modelling anything, but boy was it fun to get all dressed up! I had such a blast with this project, and it was so much fun to see what we could really make embroidery do.
I can't wait to do another collaboration project!