Inspired by Grace Kelly and Dior dresses of the 50's. This shirt dress is both flattering and elegant. The set in sleeve line brings in a contemporary silhouette. 3/4 turn back sleeves and a stand up collar and a button through front with a concealed placket front. Princess lines sculpt and visually raise the bust and the beat tie front flatters the tummy area. The skirt leaves the hips at just the right place and doesn't project too much. I wanted to keep it streamline yet add the drama and flare.
This dress is made with Liberty Silk Crepe De Chine, in the beautiful Mrs Gardener Jade print. A recognition to the therapeutic benefits of gardening. Painted in gouache with fine detailing, it features traditional garden flowers, inspired by vintage flower seed packets. The design is printed by experts in Italy onto a silk satin – a fabric known for its lustrous drape and fluidity, along with its luminously high-shine surface. I