Added Mar 29, 2013
Late in 2011, a lovely lady i worked with approached me and asked me to make the dress for her big day! After (finally) agreeing, we worked together with an inspiration picture on her dress over the next good part of a year!
There were no photos available of the front of the dress, so we designed it together, using lace from her mothers wedding dress to embellish it.
Her mother made her own wedding dress, and the bride and her mother both wanted the lace from the top incorporated into the design. I cut it all up and trimmed into it and reworked it onto the bust line of the bodice, and all around the basque. What a horrifying thing it is cutting into someones old wedding dress!
The Bodice has two layers at the back, an underneath corseted layer, to give it the right shape, and then button closing panels over the top to disguise the corsetry below.
The skirt has molded fishing wire through the hem.
This dress was made over almost a year, with mutiple fittings, and toiles :)
For much much more information and pictures and notes, visit my blog Ruffles Gazebo
Silk Dupion for corset
Silk cotton for the corset lining
Coutil for middle corset layer
Silk Chiffon for skirt
Steel spiral boning, white steel boning, grommets, lacing
Leopard and snakeskin are the new neutrals.
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