Thursday, April 8, 2010

I'm a designer!

I know it's been a long time since I've posted, but now I am going to make this a regular habit so everyone can see what I'm designing.

My dear friend Ali is getting married in June and I thought to my self "Hmm, what can I give her as a wedding present that no one else would give?" A dress! So, I have been designing a dress for her to wear on her honeymoon. This morning was her first fitting. I can't believe how great she looks and how great the dress looks on her!
This whole process has been made easier by the fact that that I am now the proud owner of a dress form. I only got it on Saturday and have already been designing away. It's the most fun I've had in a long time.

The other week when I brought up the idea of the dress for Ali we were talking about what my store's name could be (down the line when I actually have the start up capital to do so) and we came up with a great name. Collina's Clothing. See Collina is my middle name, and I don't feel pretentious enough to name it Alexis, so I think it's a good fit.

Here are the pictures of the dress thus far. I still have to put cups in for the bust and connect the whole dress, but it looks pretty great.


  1. That Ali is a cutie.

    Whoever is marrying her is a lucky guy.

    Nice dress, too!

  2. SUPER CUTE!!!!!! I want you to design me a dress...maybe we can work out a trade agreement???? a dress for something crocheted???? a snuggly blanket maybe??????

  3. I like Collina's Clothing! The name and the designer! :)