The woman asked for a long gown...so long gown it was! I envisioned her in this serpentine cut gown that emphasized her womanly curves. And since she likes drama (but bearing in mind that it won't do her good to outshine the mom's bride or the bride herself), I sketched her this bejeweled shoulder pads with shirred tulle. Lady Gaga and bib necklace on the shoulders lang ang peg. Haha! Anyhoo, my mom's always game for anything (and maarte I might add) that she didn't find it difficult to wear the bejeweled shoulder pads with tulle. If anything, she felt youthful pa nga daw. Hahaha!After she approved of my design, we immediately called for Ate Joy Ruperto who studied at FIP for her sewing assistance. It was the first time we've collaborated and I'm just so glad that I met her 'coz I sure learned a lot from her! Anyway, Ate Joy really did an awesome job on the construction of the gown! Her seams were flawless and the garment fit my mom like a glove. My mom and I couldn't be happier!
And this is what it looks like when laid flat. I'm just elated that Ate Joy was able to get my design. :)When my mom came home from Tagaytay last night (she was still wearing the gown) and I caught sight of her I just burst into tears! My sister and our household help who saw my reaction just laughed at me. Hahaha! I got really emotional 'coz she looked stunning and sexy in it. Plus, seeing my design materialize/come to reality was really something. It was also the first time that I saw my design (for another person) in real life since I only saw the gowns that I designed for Raiza in pictures. Or maybe I'm just emotional like that? Haha!
So yeah. I'm a happy kid. It's not everyday that I get to design a gown for someone. Hee. I hope to do more of this in the future! Wish me luck everyone! :)
PS. Congrats to us Ate Joy! Hope to work with you again soooooon! :)