Friday, May 6, 2011

Viva Las Vegas!

We are happy to say that we have officially just finished working with our very first (paying) client! Haha. We've made lots of clothes for friends and family in the past, but they have mostly been gifts - so it doesn't count! Haha

Anyways...a friend of ours, Shannon, approached us about making her a dress for her upcoming girls weekend in Vegas. We were thrilled and honored that she asked us, and happy to help! I (Heidi) took on the project.  Shannon wasn't sure what she wanted the dress to look like, so she left it up to me to come up with some ideas (we have similar taste, so it was a cinch) I showed her a few different style ideas that I thought would look great,  and we took a trip to the Fabric Store - where we found the most amazing "Vegas-y" looking fabric -a sheer black chiffon lurex jacquard with bronze and black metallic zebra print (subtle zebra, not too showy)

I designed and sewed the dress, with one fitting in between, and the dress turned out PERFECT (I kinda wanted to keep it for myself!) We went with a caftan style/ tunic dress with a deep V neckline, deep scooped back, "cold-shoulder" cut out details on sleeves, and the hem was cut short and sexy with a "high-low" hem (a bit longer in the back)

Shannon was really happy with the result, and in turn I was equally as happy!

Here are a few pictures I snapped of myself in Shannon's dress (It's WAYYY too long on me btw. Shannon is much taller than me!)
I will add pictures of her partying it up in her dress when I get pictures :)

Shannon's custom dress - final product
umm don't look at my rat's nest/post-workout hair please!

again, someday we will invest in a nice camera - we need to sell some more clothes first! haha!

Thanks again to our first "paying" client!

If anyone is interested in a custom piece by Heidi and Nissa - we would be MORE THAN HAPPY to do so! Just email us or call us!


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