Some Early Designs
I wanted to do another tartan gown after completing 2 with the Stewart tartan. Using the Newfoundland tartan that I had purchased previously, I began brainstorming ideas. I knew I wanted a full length with a bit of a train. I went back to my first sketches and used inspiration from a first draft I did for the Stewart tartan.
For the bodice, I decided to use a black Jacquard with floral details. I had just enough of this fabric left over from another project to do the bodice.
The rest of the dress was of the Newfoundland tartan.
I had planned on keeping the dress sleeveless, but it started to look a bit boring to me on the dress form. It was definitely missing something, so I began to play with some leftover pieces of tartan fabrics and started to make some straps.
I started draping the straps for different looks before settling on a criss-cross piece over the front and added straps over the shoulders. I also cut out a couple squared pieces and sewed them with the shoulder straps to give a look of sleeves.
I was pleased with the overall look, and began to plan my next photo shoot. I had chosen my model for this piece already, and had booked a talented hair/MU stylist to bring my vision to life.
The shoot was shot at the Irving Gardens in Bouctouche.
For her first photo shoot ever, my model did a outstanding job! With the wardrobe styling, hair and makeup, the images speak for themselves.
This set was titled Celt.