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Lace "Alta Costura" wedding gown

Added Feb 6, 2011

by Adriana Orozco

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Well, since there is a wonderfull article on lace, I decided to post one of my lace wedding gowns, and share with you all, the way I like to work with lace.
This is a marmaid style gown, and the beauty of this dress really goes into the lace. This is an exquisite french lace in soft cream, and the flowers and details have a fine golden thread……so delicate. For me, it is quite tyriky to work lace……….difficult… time consuming, but….i love every second of it!!!! because the result it allways so lovely.
I had a lace with double border, so very carefully I removed both of them to have the border for the hem line and all around the veil……and with the rest of the lace, the dress was made. If you notice, there are no cuts or seams in this dress (I mean in the lace, because in the inner lining, there are!!)…..everything is hand worked. The shape was given by small cuts and overlaping the flowers and shaping the lace, so to give the effect that the lace was made for the bride`s body (at least that is what I trie to do). Where the body meets the skirt, then I decided to join them in a zig-zag detail, full for hand cut flowers that have been sewn by hand also. You can see the neck line….well, that was done with lots of hand cut flowers, and I give a design to make it look like : a thounsand flowers…." and the same design goes all around till the back mets. Of course we have the borders right at the edge to have the lovely scalops of the lace. The back closes with buttons and loops. Hope you like it!!! it is really wonderfull to work with lace. Forgot to tell you………All the linings are worked in 100% silk charmeusse.

Material Notes

Beautifull french lace, and 100% silk




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    Apr 1, 2011, 03.54 PMby flowersinsand

    Do you think you would be able to make one just with measurements?

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    Mar 4, 2011, 05.03 PMby bpickney

    BEAUTIFUL!! I am soo interested in working with lace.. your right its so pretty. you have certainly inspired me!

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    Feb 24, 2011, 12.20 PMby fashionfreek

    What a nice dress Adriana. Just like the previous posts. Well done!

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    Feb 23, 2011, 03.43 PMby seazoo

    Aaaaaw! What a perfect dress!!! I thought, If I was living in Costa Rica, I wear a dress you made when I marry! hahah :) It is my true feelings!

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    Feb 12, 2011, 07.45 PMby meiissi

    Wow, this IS chic!! Congratulations. Absolutely wonderful.

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    Feb 7, 2011, 10.55 PMby Gabriele Yorlano

    Simply stunning! Once again a work of art. I am truly in awe of your talent. The lace is so beautifully done. And…the fit…and… one can tell you put your whole heart into you work. I would love to be one of those ladies that you will be teaching. May God continue to bless your hands.

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    Feb 7, 2011, 04.41 PMby domestic-divaonline

    Absolutely stunning! And the bride wears it so well. You’re like a magician who is expert at slight of hand only your magic is working with lace fabric and making seams disappear. I don’t know how you do it!

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      Feb 8, 2011, 02.27 AMby Adriana Orozco

      Thank you for your lovely words my friend…..I just love to complicate my life!!!! jajajajaja!!!

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    Feb 7, 2011, 04.12 PMby tamezdc

    This is such an amazing wedding gown! Excellent job, as usual.

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      Feb 8, 2011, 02.26 AMby Adriana Orozco

      Thank you, thank you!!!!! ; )

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    Feb 7, 2011, 08.53 AMby magdamagda

    it’s simply gorgeous! A one piece masterpiece – I’m saying that coz there are no small unique details here and there like most often seen on wedding dresses- it’s one shape with a great flow!

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      Feb 8, 2011, 02.25 AMby Adriana Orozco

      Thank you so much for your words magdamagda!!! I am happy that you like it!!1

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    Feb 7, 2011, 08.21 AMby zaarissima

    I can only connect to the other comments! It is a MASTERPIECE! This dress is worthy to be worn at an Oscar-Ceremony!!!

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      Feb 8, 2011, 02.25 AMby Adriana Orozco

      zaarissima!!! what a lovely coment!!! thank you so much!!! makes me blush…….: )

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    Feb 7, 2011, 06.56 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    my dear friend! i am back and find this beautiful piece of art of a dress! you have really been busy and i can see, that you did it again: a miracle of beauty! this dress is stunning and such a beautiful piece! i love it and admire your patience with handwork (wich i never have!).

    great great great!

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      Feb 8, 2011, 02.24 AMby Adriana Orozco

      How are you my dear friend!!! must tell me all about your wonderfull holidays!!!! and now I have to thank you again, and again for your very nice coments about my work. To know that you like it, makes me happy!!! kiss kiss

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    Feb 7, 2011, 02.22 AMby woman

    this dress is amazing! thanks also for sharing the details on how you made the lace look like it was made for the bride’s body, i think you really achieved that :D it does look like a lot of work, but you’re right, it also looks worth every second of sweat that went into it. love ittttt!

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      Feb 7, 2011, 04.40 AMby Adriana Orozco

      Thank you so much woman!!! and you are right!!! the work was worthed every second, because I had a happy bride at the end…..thank you!!

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    Feb 7, 2011, 02.04 AMby variantvi

    Most beautiful dress on this site? YES! The lacework is amazing!

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      Feb 7, 2011, 04.38 AMby Adriana Orozco

      What a lovely comment you make variantvi!!!! thank you so much!!!!

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    Feb 7, 2011, 01.34 AMby cantare

    Simply beautiful! What a silhouette, so gorgeous.

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      Feb 7, 2011, 04.38 AMby Adriana Orozco

      Thank you cantare……I must say that the bride has such a beautifull figure and that makes my work looks even nicer!!!

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    Feb 6, 2011, 11.35 PMby suzetewilliams

    Stunning Adriana! I just adore this dress – the shape at the back and front, button details. I love lace. Another fabulous creation. I might have to go to Costa Rica to attend some of your classes… I know I’m not 10 years old, but I can act like it! Unfortunately acting alone doesn’t help. hehehehe

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      Feb 7, 2011, 04.37 AMby Adriana Orozco

      My dear dear Suzete, I allways receive your comments with happynes and a big smile!!! and…..actually, the little girls summer course was so successfull that tomorrow I start a class for adults…..so….it will be so nice to have you here!!!!

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    Feb 6, 2011, 07.38 PMby peaches2218

    Qué preciosidad, Adriana. Y qué paciencia más tremenda tienes como para trabajar todo esto a mano. Es espectacular. Muchas felicidades.

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      Feb 7, 2011, 04.35 AMby Adriana Orozco

      Gracias por tu comentario, y me hace muy feliz saber que te ha gustado!!! vieras que si….tengo mucha paciencia para todo lo que es a mano y….complicado….jajajaja es parte de mi personalidad….complicada dice mi madre!!!

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    Feb 6, 2011, 06.57 PMby sandoz18

    Gorgeous work, as usual. Always glad to see your new creations.

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      Feb 7, 2011, 04.31 AMby Adriana Orozco

      Thank you Sandoz!!! I am happy that you like my work!!!

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    Feb 6, 2011, 06.52 PMby marloncosta

    I HAVE A SUPER WIDE SMILE ON MY FACE RIGHT NOW as I look at the pictures of this dress and think of how much work was put into it! Adriana my dear friend… Once again I`m speechless! You are so talented! This dress is a work of art. I hope to one day be able to do half of the beautiful things you do. That is God given talent! BRAVO!!!

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      Feb 7, 2011, 04.29 AMby Adriana Orozco

      This lovely mesage of your……Marloncosta!!!! also makes me smile for a few reasons…..1. You, yourself, are a very talented designer, so your wonderfull comments come very close to my heart and thanks…..2. So far…..I know that you are capable and you DO make beautifull work…..really beautifull!!! 3. You mention God…..and yes, He is in all these…..He has given us all the talents that we have, and ….making my best….is my way to Thank Him!!! Big kiss and big hug for you, your wife and baby!!!! all the way from……….the rain forest!!!

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    Feb 6, 2011, 06.49 PMby Helen Iosipitsa

    very beautiful, gorgeous , no comment…

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      Feb 7, 2011, 04.24 AMby Adriana Orozco

      I am glad that you like it Helen!!! thank you for your comment

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    Feb 6, 2011, 06.28 PMby elisana

    i’m speechless, Adriana. what a stunning dress, your work is impeccable. Lucky bride!

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      Feb 7, 2011, 04.24 AMby Adriana Orozco

      Thank you elisana!!! really thank you for your kind words.

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    Feb 6, 2011, 05.42 PMby libra-s

    FANTASTIC!!!! Cutting and overlapping the flowers to look seamless!! WOOW!

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      Feb 7, 2011, 04.23 AMby Adriana Orozco

      I am glad you like it my friend libra-s!!!!

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    Feb 6, 2011, 05.33 PMby lauriana

    Wow. I’m generally not the biggest fan of lace, but I’m a huge fan of the kind of superior craftsmanship displayed in this dress. It’s great. Please show us more ;-)

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      Feb 7, 2011, 04.23 AMby Adriana Orozco

      Hi Tauriana, thank you for your very nice words…..I am also like you, a fan of good craftsmanship!!!

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    Feb 6, 2011, 05.26 PMby pernille

    Absolutely stunning dress… My first thought was: I want to get married in a dress just like this :)

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      Feb 7, 2011, 04.20 AMby Adriana Orozco

      I am so happy that you like it!!! and if you want, just come over to Costa Rica and I will make one specially for you!!!

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