I was inspired by the Elie Saab dresses that were around in autumn/winter 2011. I love the shapes on the bodice and the burgundy color. I designed this dress and then just started draping fabric on my dressmakers mannequin. I cut out the shapes and sewed together. The inside looked a mess but I was so happy with the finish look, which I wore to a Christmas party that winter. This dress definitely motivated me to start learning more about sewing and dressmaking. 4 years later and I haven't looked back.

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Laura Jane

Discussion 3

  • SofĂ­a commented 5 years ago

    SO beautiful!! Absolutely love the bodice! :)

  • Paivi Kankaro commented 5 years ago

    It is amazing!! Wow!

    Laura Jane Handmade replied 5 years ago

    Thanks Paivi! Still one of my favourite makes even though it was early on in my sewing journey!

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