Such a fantastic commission to make an exciting, glamorous, original dress in red. Initially I was a bit apprehensive about the RED. The idea evolved to work with sheer red over nude with solid hand-dyed lace irises sewn onto the tulle layer. The irises were positioned over the dress on the mannequin and arranged to organically drape around the body working with the shape. The flowers were painstakingly sewn on by hand.