The exhibition is part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival and also celebrates Arthur's Circus' 2nd year in business. Opening night is Tuesday 22 September from 6 - 8pm . They will be extending their hours for the duration of the festival.
Keep an eye on the Arthur's Circus blog for opening time information.
Arthur's Circus is located at 631 Queensberry Street in North Melbourne, Victoria.
When Sally and I sat down for our first consultation, the first thing she said was something like, "I know you don't make wedding dresses but...". As I generally don't make wedding or bridesmaid dresses, I was hesitant at first, but in the end was really glad that I took on this project.
Sally chose an existing design from my online folio and I have to say, this was one of the most stress free and delightful projects I have ever worked on.
Throughout the construction of the dress, we nicknamed it the "non-wedding dress" as I know that I would have suffered from anxiety if I attached the word "wedding" to it.
We chose 100% Polyester Cream coloured Shantung and used 100% Viscose lining. We decided against 100% Silk as Sally wanted to keep creasing to a minimum. A white petticoat was worn underneath and our original idea of a sash, ribbon or self covered belt was discarded on the wedding day, which I think worked well.
Sally's sister Claire accompanied Sally to all of her fittings which was great as it was good to have a third person to help with fitting and styling decisions.
Red shoes and her mothers re-worked wedding veil completed the outfit beautifully.
Sally, thank you so much for choosing me to make your "non-wedding dress", you looked as perfect as I imagined on your wedding day and I look forward to seeing more photos soon!