The story of a dress x
This summer I fell head over heels in love. I became heart thumpingly enthralled with the folk art of canal art. Inky black kettles adorned by simplistic rose designs all picked out with clear white stitch detailing just really got me thinking......
What if I could make Canal Art Bombshell Tea Dress?
The Bombshell Tea Dress is one of my absolute favourite dresses. It's incredibly flattering with shirring on the back to create an hourglass shape and a sarong skirt to the front. Turned back cuffs give it a really charming 'to work' feeling.
It was time to search for an Artist...
In stepped Trina from Boat Foray. I explained what it was I wanted and sent up a sketch. I just loved all the mugs and jugs and coal scuttles that Trina painted. Painting on paper wasn't her usual medium - but she did a fantastic job.
Off to Lake Como, Italy for printing...
Once the layout had been approved it was time to print.
Bombshell Canal Roses Tea Dress - Now In
So excitingly - here they are and I hope you've enjoyed sharing my journey as much as I know you will wearing your dress!
Love Katya xx