This dress was definitely one of my favorites to work on. I personally have always been drawn to the very small, fine details - and not just in wedding dresses, but in ALL things hand made.
Patterning the dress was easy. Lourdes and I both agreed to add a long train to give it the drama that it well deserved. I flew to Charleston to have the first round of fittings with our model Jasmin, but once I arrived and pulled Heathe out, we both knew that there was a problem. The gathering on the skirt completely overpowered the dress, and it had to go. With a flat skirt, the fitting with Jasmin went perfectly. With some other minor adjustments, this quickly became a favorite of the collection, and we knew it was going to be something special.
In the end, Heathe is a classic shape with dramatic elements that give it that vintage splendor. Her hand-worked details accentuate the minimal lines of the silhouette. There is movement, there is charm, and there is a timeless beauty to Heathe that a bride will feel and radiate when wearing it on her special day.