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Heart Cut Out Dress


Hello everyone, it's been a while since I popped up on here! I've been crazy busy being a momma, wife, and a Etsy shop owner. It has been quite an interesting journey, very different from custom designing. I've learn so much these past months and I am continuing to learn. Hats off to you if you are a Boss Mom it takes a lot to run a home and a business!


I'll be sharing with you all some of my Etsy designs with you all incase you don't follow my social media or Etsy shop. Since we are still in the month of February I'll be sharing my Valentine's day dresses. I made two designs for my shop the first design is the Heart Cut Out dress.


For this design I wanted a fun focal point, I decided a heart cut out on the back would be cute. I started drafting and making a muslin sample I had to tweak it a couple of times because getting the heart shape wasn't as easy as I had thought. After three attempts I finally got the heart shape that I was aiming for. The final design was a basic sleeveless bodice, heart cut out on the back, and gathered skirt.

 
Initially I wanted to use this beautiful watercolor purple heart fabric from Spoonflower but I didn't have enough for a dress. Not only that if I was going to put it for sale on my shop, the printing process takes a while. I wanted to keep my own turnaround time to 1-2 weeks. Since the dress was a made to order for Valentines day time was crucial. I was pretty bummed out but decided to go fabric shopping and stumbled across the next best thing.

 
I found the cutest fabric ever, it was woven cotton with tiny red hearts on white background. I thought it would be perfect considering the dress would have a big heart cut out on the back. Once I got home I was afraid the fabric would be too overwhelming. So I decided that I would add red piping on the waist. The piping would break away the bodice and skirt making it less busy for the eyes. I usually go for buttons  or invisible zippers. However, for this particular dress I decided to go with fun red metal snaps. Let's just say I've been on a snap craze lately they are so much fun to apply. I just want to put snaps on everything... snap snap! I really loved the way it turned out, it was just like I had envisioned.

 
I had a mini photo shoot with my lovely model and the dress fit like a glove. She definitely worked it and she really loved the dress. Here are a few pictures of the mini photo shoot. Hope you all enjoyed my latest design. Stay tune for the second Valentine's day dress I made. If you are interested in purchasing this design head on to my Etsy shop. Thank you for sticking around with me on my blog and for all your support.





 

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