Designs by LCB Vol. 6

dress: designed + constructed by yours truly :) | booties: dolce vita (similar) | watch: michele | bracelets: giles + brother and hermes | earrings: nicola bathie designs

For those that follow along on Instagram, many of you saw glimpses of one of my very favorite events of the year that took place this past weekend- Polo at the Point! I decided to make this dress for the event at the last minute before I left town, and I was actually kind of shocked when it came together! I seriously thought there was no way I was going to finish it in time. I have had this cobalt blue silk crepe de chine fabric for a while, and I am so glad it was finally put to good use! 

When I began thinking about what to make, I knew I wanted something loose and comfortable for a long day of polo (and cheering on my dad and brother :) ), yet feminine and formal enough for the event. I quickly began sketching, and after seeing so many neckties and collared looks on the runway for NYFW, I decided I definitely wanted to add a necktie/ collar element into it. I have also loved the look of ruffled drop-waisted skirts but have always had a difficult time finding one that hit in just the right place! I came up with this design that combined those two elements and got to work sewing!

Each time I make a new garment, I am reminded of the cliche yet very accurate saying "practice makes perfect." While many times I wish that I could develop perfect pattern making + sewing skills overnight, there is so much more to be learned in the process and the practice. I still have so so so much to learn about apparel design and construction, but I am loving every minute of progressing on this path. 

Thanks for reading!

p.s. read more about my other fashion designs: mini skirt | pink maxi skirt | green pleated skirt | little white dress | crop top + skirt set | shorts