One of the best dresses I stitched made it to a Scotland photo shoot! I know I blogged about the making of this dress although when the photos came back from Scotland I though the dress deserved an entire post to itself.
When Leslie Ruby Randall wrote me and asked me to make a replica of a dress in a museum I freaked out a little bit at first. After some thought I said yes and I am so glad I did. With these dresses comes a lot of yards of fabric, fittings and fuss. Matching plaids can be such a chore but honestly this dress was much easier than the 18th century riding coat I made her the year before.
Leslie is such an amazing person! She is one of the nicest people I have ever met. When we have photo shoots she does all of the styling, brings all of her accessories and we figure out the props. She is also an amazing make up artist. She has always been there for me when I need a model and she is beautiful.
Here is what Leslie had to say about the shoot. “WinterWolf Studios took the photographs. Dress by the wonderful Tracy McElfresh, co-designed by me.
The hollies were chosen because my name means “court of hollies”, this entire concept was based off of the wedding dress I drew for myself when I was 16 and the lace was my mom’s, she trimmed everything she made with these bolts of lace.
Special thank you to our location that day, Rosslyn Chapel.
Hair styled by the long bus ride and the damp Scottish wind that day. lol”