on the desk this week: playing around with pleats this week. When all of the dresses are white, the texture and detail needs to set them apart. This is just being pleated roughly for getting ideas. I have folded and temporarily stitched the pleats into place before ironing on a high heat. When making the the real dress, the pleats will be folded with a paper or card template for a more precise pleat.
The shapes I’m playing with here (taken from my inspiration book) may look abstract but they will be tamed into more traditional silhouettes as the design ideas progress. I think I have the final six shapes decided so now I will concentrate on the details like lace, beading and embroidery.