So, obviously...this dress represents the slightly more complicated city of Sault Ste. Marie, but I went with The Soo since most people I know don't speak French. I was slightly appalled by the thought that girls might go around calling my new design "The Salt Street Marie" dress and that just wouldn't do at all...maybe, if the collection was inspired by great eateries, but even then...no.
The idea behind this dress was to build something that was feminine, but slightly industrial and corporate feeling. I wanted the blue piping and pleating to imitate the impressive canal systems that cut through Sault Ste. Marie. The boundaries of the bodice and pockets are defined by these lines, much like the water locks define the Soo. Beyond that, I wanted this to be a light-weight cotton dress a girl could feel pretty in...funny name aside.
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