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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