I’m just finalizing my second collection which will be launched at the Paris Lingerie show later this month. It’s exciting to see the designs come to life as they arrive from my sample makers. But it doesn’t always go according to plan, as you can see here…
This nightgown is cut on the bias with a low cowl back. In the black silk it slouches beautifully, exaggerating the curve from the small of the back to the derriere. In the ivory it looks like something for catching apples with! Same silk, same weight, same quality, same manufacturer – but different dyes have different effects on the silk which has resulted in the ivory silk being too stiff for this design. So…not quite back to the drawing board but I’ve had to change one of the colours (to a warmer cream – which I’m warming to a lot actually, softer on the skin) and go back to my sample maker. Apologies for the amateur photography and model (me), but I wanted to illustrate the point. 17 days to the show…
Nerys Hebdon – And God Created Woman
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Tracey Valliere-Evans says
We had the same problem with a backless jersey dress in our early days.
After a lot of trial & error in the studio, the girls were getting quite frustrated with it..or was it with me, we ended up with a dress that draped beautifully at the back…then the other would not!!!
Another lesson learned.