The Jezebel Dress - so named because it's complete indulgence.
And because this stunning dress has caused a bit of a stir, I decided that a little post about it might be interesting ;-)I always had it in my mind that i wanted to add more 'high end' and perhaps 'indulgent' designs into the collection. We all love something that little bit special and because we make here in the UK, i sometimes allow myself to pursue a few of my fantasies (of the dress kind i assure you of course!)
The lace fabric I found inspired me to design this. It comes in several great colours but i love it most in the canary yellow.
There are 5 metres of lace in each dress - this is because there is so much wastage. We use the scalloped edge of the fabric across the back, the front, the hem and the sleeves.
But i think it's worth it and im sure we will be able to use the odds and ends for other garments in the future.
We showcased this dress for the first time at York Vintage Fair at the end of April and we were pretty surprised that it got such a reaction. Many ladies thought it was an original as our model Ellie strutted her stuff throughout the day. In fact, i was pretty relieved to get the sample back off her ;-)
|Ellie in the Jezebel at York Vintage Fair|
So - we are frantically working on this dress because we are getting lots of requests for it. Currently we are grading it into the sizes and getting it ready for production. We have redone the under bodice to include some boning for structure and even more fullness to the skirt.
So - herewith the Jezebel dress...ready to order in canary:
I expect we will do the dress in blue, black and natural in the future as well.