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The Wedding Gown Project!

Added Sep 27, 2013

by katexxxxxx

Sittingbourne, U...






We made two wedding gowns to promote our new website dedicated to weddings (coming soon!), and a prom frock that would double nicely as a bridesmaid gown.

Photographs were taken by the talented John Phipp.

The shoot took place at the National Trust property, Scotney Castle.

MY partner Su drafted the bodice and sleeves of the satin gown, and I drafted the skirt. Su did the bodice and main skirt construction and finishing. We shared the pleating! That skirt is BIG and HEAVY!

I drafted and constructed the bodice and skirt of the corset gown, with boning help from Su.

We both worked on all aspects of the lilac gown.

Material Notes

The materials used for the gowns ranged from silk faced Duchess satin to coutil and steel boning! We also included, tulle, taffeta twill silk, embroidered silk dupion and stretch lace!




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Evening Wear, Romantic
Cotton, Blends, Lace/Sequins, Other, Polyester, Satin, Silk, Taffeta, Tulle

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    Sep 30, 2013, 01.16 PMby Anna E

    The satin dress is amazing! The first picture makes me very curious about the front of this dress. I love the neckline, but am wondering if the front isn’t just a little too high.

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      Sep 30, 2013, 03.40 PMby katexxxxxx

      Lots more pix to come!

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    Sep 29, 2013, 03.25 PMby Yuki M

    Love all of them !! Especially the V back of 1st dress is so beautiful. Hope your new business goes good.

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      Sep 30, 2013, 03.41 PMby katexxxxxx

      We seem to be drumming up interest… :)

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    Sep 29, 2013, 12.54 PMby bjr99

    Beautiful dress!!! Good luck with your new business.

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    Sep 28, 2013, 12.17 AMby jenss-1

    Lovely – and good luck with the new business!

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      Sep 28, 2013, 07.25 AMby katexxxxxx

      Thank you. More a case of separating out the weddings stuff from the historical to give it more notice!

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      Sep 30, 2013, 02.37 AMby jenss-1

      Ahh-I see! In that case, the photos are certainly working…

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    Sep 27, 2013, 10.21 PMby Mary Athey

    All three dresses are fabulous, well done and good luck with your business x

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      Sep 28, 2013, 07.26 AMby katexxxxxx

      Thanks. :) We are suddenly madly busy for a month or so with costume stuff!

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      Sep 28, 2013, 07.28 AMby Mary Athey

      Oh i can’t wait to see what you come up . Your dresses are gorgeous x

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