|Edward Stevenson's dress on the left and Schiaparelli on the right|
I wanted to created something very different, just keeping the idea of the red heart and arrow. Red if my favorite color, so I chose a red dress, in fact a Miu Miu vintage red silk dress. Gorgeous fabric.
I draw a sketch first. On the sketch there is lace on the bottom of the dress, but I finally decided not to add it, a bit too much for my taste!
|My original sketch|
|The dress before the transformation (Miu Miu red silk dress)|
|For the heart I found a beautiful red velvet fabric, excellent quality, very thick|
|Things I will use or not for the embellishment|
|For the head of the arrow goldwork embroidery (raised embroidery)|
|Close-up on the arrow head|
|First try on the dress|
|I added rays of red organza to highlight the heart and give a sort of movement|
|I hand sewn a part of the work and used my sewing machine for the rest|
|Sewing the heart on the dress, like this the seams of the embroidery at the back of the heart are hidden between the heart and the dress|
|Not finished! I have to do the rest of the arrow, add beads and make the back of the dress.|