Firebird Dress

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The Firebird Dress

I was never quite happy with this dress. The bodice had been over worked due to limited amount of fabric and too fussy distracting from the stunning fabric. I love to re-edit when I can.
The colour is the most electric, fiery burnt orange from the 1950s, with mid century modernist twigs in a heavy brocade designed for curtains. It couldn't be anymore suggestive of October here in the UK, a time of year when the leaves change to rusty hues, harvests of red apples and squashes most notably pumpkins and the change in the air that becomes crisp. Fires start to be lit and festivals take place to celebrate the harvest, death and the near burning of parliament.

I took away some of the distracting ribboning and lightened the bodice. Finishing with extra fine hand rolled straps and a matching belt to cinch the waist and add structure. 

Trying it on again, the weight of the skirt almost propels you in a twirl and I really can't get enough of this beautiful colour that will light the dark nights teamed with a soft sweater. 

Available to buy the the shop as a one of a kind piece. In house adjustments available. 

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