So I have two beautiful friends, Jennifer and Genevieve Rudolph, who got married in late August! It was one of the most beautiful weddings I have experienced, and so many people were there to support them, the amazing energy was tangible.
One reason I'm posting about this is that I made Genevieve's dress. (You may recognize her as a model from many of my past fashion shows!) Another reason is that this particular instance has inspired a shift in my professional life.
For a long time I have struggled between wanting to focus on costume work, or ready to wear. After making this dress, I did some research, and it came to my attention that couture is still very much alive, even here in the U.S.. It just occurs in the bridal field.
So since August, I've had a lot of changes in my life occur because of my friends' wedding. I became a bridal alterations seamstress, and am now designing wedding dresses within my own collections, and for stores in my area.
More on that in my next post, but I am very thankful to have had the opportunity to make a dress for such a wonderful occasion and person, and am excited for the opportunities it has led me to!