Saturday, 12 February 2011

My latest project - the Sirona Gown

I have been busy beavering away on a new gown.  I was inspired by Elie Saabs embellished and appliqued evening and bridal wear.  I just love the encrusted-ness!


So with a head full of bedazzling lovelyness I thought it would be fun to make something like this....


Apologies for the poor image - if there's a photographer in me, she's buried deep.

Its an asymmetric, one shoulder, floor length gown consisting of a lining and satin outer shell which I have cut from my own blocks.  Once the satin front and back are sewn I am then planning to drape, gather and manipulate chiffon directly onto the satin before bringing the front and back together, putting in a zip and finishing it off with the lining.  The delicate task of sewing on the appliques and beading will come at the end.


  1. Scrummy! What is the significance of the name Sirona?

  2. Sirona is a Celtic goddess of springs - if all goes to plan the dress should have a flowing, natural look with lots of tiny flowers springing up out of it.