Monday, December 14, 2009

bridal-whipped


I finally finished two wedding dresses I had been working on for nearly a solid 4 weeks. This one in particular, totally consumed all of my time. I was working around the clock, consecutive 16 hour days, 3 weeks straight with a couple of all-nighters to ensure that I got done in time. Of course, my big mistake was initially grossly underestimating the time it'd take to finish. I was able to do my PR finale wedding dress in 2 days, and that somewhat misguided my estimation here.

It came out beautiful, but I have to say, it is one of the LAST custom wedding dresses I will be doing for a very very loooong time, if not ever. It killed me, kicked my ass and put me severely behind schedule for my next collection.  I will likely have some ready-to-wear styles available in the future, but no more customs. I still have not fully recooperated, but it's a nice feeling to put that behind me and move on to the collection I've barely started. A collection which, after all this petal-palooza, makes me long for simple clean lines, minimalism and very light embellishments. 

35 comments:

FlamingoNW said...

Holy crap that's a beautiful dress! That bride should be very pleased. Wow....

Flor M. said...

Wooow...THAT´S REALLY beautifuL!!

Miss Soggy Smog said...

holy. shit. you are AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Incredible. You should be really really really really proud... and the bride better be damn thankful!!!!! I'm so happy you have a blog so you can share all of these lovely things with us readers :) :) :)

Hungarican Chick said...

OMG, Leanne, that gown is STUNNING. Holy crap, I can't even imagine how much work all that ruching and those petals required.

M. said...

I would die for this, it's amazing!

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Ross said...

i love how the pleating falls into those cascades of ruffles! Love your work, can't wait to see what you've thought up for fall!

Gorgeous Things said...

That is beyond gorgeous! I hate custom work with a passion and never do it, so I know where you are coming from. But it was absolutely worth it. Brava!

Kenneth Fron said...

Leanne, your Wedding dress is just, just amazing. I can easily see Nicole Kidman wearing it, etc. The bride is going to feel like she is floating on Cloud 9. That garment belongs in the pages of ELLE magazine! Congrats!!!!

Shayna said...

Holy crap. That is awesome!

Buffy Leigh said...

Wow, the bride is sure one lucky girl. Sounds like you deserve her honeymoon after all that work!

Giovanna ♥ said...

OMG! This wedding gown is unbelievable!!! AMAZING work Leanne! The manipulation of the fabric is just impecable and I adore all the details you put in every piece!
xxx
Giovanna
www.bohomarket.blogspot.com

Gail said...

You are so talented! Beautiful, absolutely beautiful.

Jesska said...

simply stunning. You rock, Leanne.

~Jess Rini

Jean said...

This is truly a labor of PURE love. It's fantastic to see you work on a wedding gown that both screams romantic and so out of the box!

Fabulous work!

Caroline Ghetes said...

WoW! Saw this on Ruffled Blog and I am floored with the details in this dress! It is truly one of the most beautiful wedding dresses that I have ever seen!

Colleen MacDonald said...

WHEW! That is one GORGEOUS dress!! I love the petal detail, and especially the shrug.
I'm glad that it's behind you now. I hope you can get caught up on rest!

anna and the ring said...

But the dress is simply wonderful. Perfection. Are you sure you don't fancy one more commission?!

Savoir Weddings said...

This is incredible no wonder you're exhausted!

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liza said...

Breathtalking, stunning...leaves you speechless!

Janet said...

that gown is amazing.

Stephanie said...

It's beautiful. Stunning, actually.

You are so very talented. I can't even begin to imagine the amount of time, creativity, and patience that goes into such a project. It must be so hard to sell your gowns when you complete them! I'm sure it probably feels like you are giving up a small piece of yourself...

stephanie@metropolitanmama.net

Catherine said...

That really is an incredible dress! I am attempting to sew my own wedding dress, but it won't be anywhere near as detailed and elaborate and perfectly executed as yours. It actually reminded me of a scene in Valentino: The Last Emperor. I still can't get over how the seamstresses there sew everything with a needle and thread, not a sewing machine in sight!

Happy NY from NZ.

Laura K said...

That dress is seriously breathtaking.

Andreas said...

wow what a stunning blog

Zoe said...

I am such a fan of your work, and this dress is probably one of the most gorgeous things I have seen in my life. <3 <3 <3

Claire Voisine- backdrop blog said...

This gown is DROP DEAD GORGEOUS. Absolutely breathtaking! You are INCREDIBLY talented.

Brittany Stiles said...

This dress is INSANE (it's a very good way!). After being a huge fan on Project Runway, I just found your blog and I love it!

laura said...

Amazing Leanne.. I hope you charged big $$$ for that

Kira Pinski said...

this is incredible! what a beautiful imagination.

la reina cotilla said...

Awesome! I´m obssesed with petals and ruffles. I´m your big fan in Spain. i watched all seasons of Project Runway and you and Irina (6th edition, I forgot her name) are the best. Anyway great great job, congrats for your lovely acqua collection and congrats for your huge work in that bride dress.

Ana
www.caprichosdeana.blogspot.com

sisters in black frocks said...

wow! u are immensely talented!

Fabulocity in Amish Country said...

This is absolutely stunning!! I am in love with it!!! I'd totally rock that down the aisle! You did an amazing job!

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