Short Wedding Dresses 2020
Customized version of Atlantis 1...
Story behind this dress, Before I was diagnosed with cancer, I was given a box of remnants from my friend Kevin O'Brien of his remarkable fabrics. I made one kimono, before, and then chemo...It was impossible to work, but my mind was crazy creative. My sisters had also sent me a box of books...one of which, The Ocean At The End of the Lane, by Neil Gaimon, turned over and over in my mind...with the visions of this fabric. I read the book twice...and the two entwined...the dress became fluid, The ocean, above, beneath,the motion of the shore all formed into what I wanted to create. It took a year before it became reality...At Sew Woodstock (now Rock City Vintage) They gave it center stage...atop the grand piano. Short Wedding Dresses 2020
A few weeks later, a client, of Molly's was in for an alteration on a tux jacket, accompanied by his wife...he saw the dress from acrosss the room and suggested to his wife she try it on...it was her colors...It was Neil Gaimon !
His wife, Amanda Palmer loved the dress, but it was expensive...He said, you're worth it !
It took a few weeks to come together, but meantime I wrote Amanda, and told her my story...
The dress needed some customiztion to better suit her, but in September she wore it for the wedding of Neil's daughter.
These are photos of the final fitting