I built this dress for my amazing and supportive friend on her birthday.
I wanted to do something really special and surprise her, but I'm not sure it was much of a surprise since I had to get very precise measurements first!
There's always a delicate balance when designing pieces for someone else--
using fabrics and silhouettes they like and look good in,
while maintaining a part of myself in it so I can be proud to put my name on it when it's done.
I don't wear jersey knit all that much, but she does, so I went with it, making sure to use a color palette we both love (cream and chocolate brown) and including the hem ruffle (a signature) so I'd recognize it as mine...
I included a tutorial for these flowers here.