Today's post comes to you courtesy of Eshakti
-- a dressmaker so excellent, they even managed to convince me to return to blogging for a moment this Autumn!!! The lovely folks over at Eshakti offered me a custom dress for the coming Fall/Winter season, and quite frankly, I snapped at the chance. Eshakti has become one of my favourite clothing companies in the past couple years...primarily because they offer customization options for the neckline, sleeves, length, and even body measurements on all their outfits. Custom-tailored dresses, blouses, and skirts?! And in an array of fantastic vintage and modern styles?!
As you can see, I was more than satisfied when my garment arrived. I chose a retro-style dress in grey/green/navy plaid with a darling button-front, sweet notched collar, and pocketed skirt (hooray!). I happen to be fortunate enough to measure almost exactly to their size XS, so I opted not to customize body measurements -- but I did choose my own sleeve length (3/4) and my own skirt length (below the knee). I chose the dress primarily to wear with a vintage petticoat I recently thrifted, and was ecstatic to find that it pairs to perfection!
The fabric is the perfect weight for this season -- just heavy enough not to wrinkle under your coat and keep you warm, but lightweight enough to layer with a sweater, tights, or petticoat.
Did I mention that I love the fact that Eshakti makes their dresses with pockets?! Perfect for my tube of va-va-voom pinup-red lipstick :)
Maybe most impressive of all was the attention to detail in the dress design...I love the perfectly rounded edges of the collar, the way the plaid lines up across the bodice but diagonal on the skirt, the flattering princess seams, smoothly sewn side zipper, and fabric covered buttons that don't gape! True quality here, ladies! And just the right amount of detail to pair with some other ladylike but subtle items -- lacey tights, bowed suede kitten heels, and some gleaming pearls :)
Thanks again, Eshakti!!! For another beautiful item to add to my wardrobe...