This lovely lace suit was inspired by a 1952 Pierre Balmain design.
I'm a huge fan of Balmain's 1950's fashions and fell in love with this lace and chiffon halter sheath the moment I saw it.
Things got even more exciting when I saw the sheath with this jacket. So of course I made a whole bunch of suits.
I started out making the suit in rose lace.
Then light blue lace,
and also cream lace.
But I couldn't be satisfied with just lace, I loved this design so much that I wanted to see what it would look like in brocade.
I wasn't disappointed.
The suits lead to making a full skirted halter dress in cotton print, and chiffon.
I love this dress!
Lace and silk chiffon in rose.
I love my new Palm Springs Gene.
The halter dress then evolved into a sequin and chiffon dress in cream.....
My Palm Springs Madra is lovely in cream.
Which brought me back to the halter sheath in sequins.
I wish I had made this dress shorter for Violet, so I just tucked up the bottom of the dress.
What a beauty my Palm Springs Violet is!
Pattern coming soon!