Here we go... Singer/Songwriter Tanikka Charrae (www.tanikkacharrae.com) called me early last week and asked me to make her an outfit for a performance. This is how the conversation went..
Tanikka Charrae: Hey Cha... I like this dress. Can you make me something similar in pants for a performance?
(Draya from Basket Ball Wives.. Picture from www.talkingwithtami.com)
Tanikka Charrae: Saturday for Pier Entertainment Spring Music Fest (www.pierentertainment.com) ...
Me: Realllllly??? Saturday??? I don't think I can do it...I have so much going on.
Tanikka Charrae: I'm not going to put that pressure on you. I just don't know what I'm going to do about something to wear :(
Me: Sigh...I'll do it (Sucker Face) lol
Finding the white spandex was a piece of cake, but finding dark brown mesh was nearly impossible so I decided to dye the mesh myself with coffee (Yes, coffee)...
(Before and After dying )
The color of the mesh was still off so I tried buying another brown mesh with shimmer
Tanikka wasn't with the ice skater look so this mesh was out lol... Finally I found something in her shade on Friday night at Phoung's on 4th Street (fabric row)
I was so busy working on Jonaee's prom dress that I didn't start Tanikka's outfit until 6am Saturday morning and she needed to pick it up by 11am smh.
After pattern making...cutting...sewing I finally got it together.... TA DA!!!!!!!! Needless to say Tanikka Charrae ROCKED IT at the Blockley for the Spring Music Festival =)
(Tanikka Charrae and I)
Professional Photographs courtesy of News Flash Photography www.newsflashphotography.com
Would you rock the dress or the pants??? Comment below ;)