Hand made thread loops, here I will explain how I use them in this lovely dress, made for a "great-grand mother"!!! When my client came to let me know, that her last grand daugther was getting married, and that she needed a very special dress for the grand ocation, I knew that I had to design a dress suitable for her age and the elegance that she carries by nature, because this client of mine, is such a lovely, elegant lady!!!
The choice of color is just perfect for her blue eyes, and the antique gold french lace, was finished by adding lots of self color swarovski crystals. The over 80 years old owner, has a perfect posture, and a very nice shape!! so, my design flows gently over her figure, in a marmade shape. I used 4 ply pure silk, and the lining was also pure china silk. The lace was worked separetely, and if you look at it closely, you will find that there are no seams.....and, it is attached to the dress only on the armholes, and neckline. I do not like, in this case, to have the lace worked in the zipper at the back at the same time....to me, is it not up to our "Rainforestcouture".
In this picture, you can aprecciate the way I finished the back of the lace. First of all, the dress was closed with and invisible zipper, and then the lace was finished with a silk border, and close with "hand made loops in thread" and small covered buttons. By the way....the fitting on the manequi is not good, but on my client, was really lovely!!!
Well, tomorrow, we will start learning how to make this thread loops!!! so, please come back and enjoy with me our lovely cup of coffe, and the wonderfull warmth that you can find here....in my little garden, sorround by the green of nature that God created for all of us!!!