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My client won the 2016 bid, for my custom made dress donation at a gala’s live auction. The first picture is her wearing the completed dress at the 2017 gala. The second picture is the inspiration, the third picture is the muslin and the last two pictures were taken during the last fitting session.
My client wanted a patterned dark fabric with structure. I presented about a dozen swatches and she chose this brocade. I included princess seams, these extended into the middle panel in the form of slanted darts. The princess seams and darts provided the required fit. My client was and is still happy, with the outcome of the dress.