Monday, April 16, 2018

Balmain Lace Suit II

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.

She's stunning!

The halter dress then evolved into a sequin and chiffon dress in cream.....

My Palm Springs Madra is lovely in cream.

.....and pink,

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!