Thursday, 14 October 2010

A dress and something for the chaps...

Good morning! Today I'm going to tell you about the services of a previous client of mine, Peggy, and show you the dress I made for her to wear at her wedding a few years ago. Peggy is a textiles designer and trained at the RCA like me, although we weren't there at the same time and only met later on when she was searching for a wedding dress.

Here she is wearing the dress on the day with her new husband. I love this picture, (and my apologies in advance to the photographer for no acknowledgement - whoever you are, just let me know and I'll link you to the post).



Peggy will be launching her new collection of silk neckwear this month at Handmade in Britain at Chelsea Old Town Hall in London, from 28th - 30th Oct.

Silk neckwear means scarves for the ladies, and ties, scarves and cravats for the gentlemen. Here's some of Peggy's work for the chaps:




All work is designed, printed and made in Britain by Peggy and she takes commissions and bespoke orders too. Apart from being great for weddings, with Christmas fast approaching they make great gift ideas and there's a colour matching service as well!


These are from the womens range, the pink one is silk...


and this one is wool...



If you like wearing scarves, and love a man in a cravat, get yourself down to Chelsea to see Peggy and place an order! Incidentally, she's also showing at the Millenium Grandstand, Newmarket Race Course from 5th-7th Nov if you happen to be nearby.

Finally, back to Peggy's dress - these were taken while under construction, but almost finished. This dress was a bespoke design.






The dress was made in silk crepe with a silk georgette overlayer and hand beading, plus some tiny inserts of lace around the neckline.

That's all for now, back soon.






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