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Wedding Gown - Ivory silk and red lace corset and full ivory...

Added Feb 10, 2010

by Vicky Kidd-G...

Canberra, Australia






This one-off couture gown was made for my client who was married in September 2009. It consists of a steel boned corset made of ivory silk with a dark red lace overlay and a full ivory tulle skirt, worn over a large hoop petticoat. I also made a shorter version of the tulle skirt for her to wear for the first dance. This was worn over an ivory 50s style petticoat with red trim. I made her fascinator, earrings, birdcage veil and the heart brooch on the corset to complete the whole outfit.

Material Notes

Corset – Ivory silk satin, ivory silk lining, calico interlining, spiral and straight steel boning, red lace.
Skirts – Ivory satin with multiple layers of ivory tulle.
Petticoats – bought




Garment Type
Bridal, Romantic, Victorian
Lace/Sequins, Satin, Silk, Tulle

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    Jun 5, 2010, 11.18 AMby spiff

    hi, how did you sew the lace overlay onto the other fabric. im making a formal dress.and the front panel of the bodice is going to have a lace overlay. i pinned around the edge and sewed the 2 pieces together so i could use it as just one piece. but the satin and the lace sewn together bubbled and didnt sew flat. did you use a tear away or interfacing underneath yours? or pin it all over? email me pleasespiffalici0us@hotmail.com thankyou

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    Mar 29, 2010, 01.47 PMby countessablaze

    Wow! Simply stunning!

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    Feb 14, 2010, 02.04 AMby sdot

    That is a work of art… not a dress!! applauds loudly xo Steph

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    Feb 11, 2010, 09.50 PMby violetcolored

    I can only repeat the others: amazing.

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    Feb 11, 2010, 09.18 PMby kdrodgers

    It takes my breath away!!!! Beautiful work!!!

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    Feb 11, 2010, 08.01 PMby Jodi Wade

    My first thought was ‘why are you sitting in a bath in that gorgeous dress?!’. This is really beautiful!!

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    Feb 11, 2010, 05.16 PMby Laura Jane

    yoou did an amazing job!

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    Feb 11, 2010, 02.18 PMby Aldana Peluso


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    Feb 11, 2010, 10.07 AMby eatthatmonkey

    well, this is hard core gorgeous! was it her second marriage? because there is a tradition (maybe in russia? not shure.), that if it’s brid’s not-first marriage, she wears red.

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    Feb 10, 2010, 11.53 PMby tiffanyamanda

    I love this!!

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    Feb 10, 2010, 11.48 PMby tanyaaa

    Gorgeous! =]

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    Feb 10, 2010, 11.41 PMby calicocouture

    This is stunning! I love it.

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    Feb 10, 2010, 09.12 PMby sarsaparilla

    Wow it’s beautiful! When I first glanced at the picture on the front page, I mistook the skirt for you sitting in bubble bath haha :)

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    Feb 10, 2010, 08.18 PMby assets

    Excellent Dress Your are Brilliant

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    Feb 10, 2010, 08.07 PMby marloncosta

    this dress is really amazing! Congratulations!

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    Feb 10, 2010, 06.34 PMby seussian

    Oh My Goodness!!!! I love it. I want one for my wedding (when I get married several years down the road) How many yards or tulle did you use for the longer skirt? Once again this dress is AMAZING!!!!!!!! God bless, :)

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      Feb 10, 2010, 10.01 PMby Vicky Kidd-Gallichan

      Thanks. There was about 40m of tulle in 3 different layers to get the fullness :)

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    Feb 10, 2010, 05.00 PMby oscarthegrouch108

    you do incredible work! beautiful

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    Feb 10, 2010, 04.47 PMby sew-fabulous

    this is absolutely stunning… I love every part of this dress..amazing work!

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    Feb 10, 2010, 02.16 PMby saori

    beautiful, i love everything about it!

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    Feb 10, 2010, 01.19 PMby emlj

    BEAUTIFUL…how did you learn to do this?!

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      Feb 10, 2010, 09.57 PMby Vicky Kidd-Gallichan

      Lots and lots of practice and experimenting. I made my first corset in 1995 and it was terrible! I just kept changing the pattern and sewing for friends to learn how to fit properly.

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    Feb 10, 2010, 12.07 PMby Lucia Rotundu

    just took my breath away!

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    Feb 10, 2010, 12.04 PMby sewella


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    Feb 10, 2010, 09.52 AMby gdac

    LOVE IT!!! My wedding dress had an embroided bodice in the same colour and then an inverted V of embroidery in a pleat at the front… but this is just awesome!!! Where was your talent when I was getting married??

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    Feb 10, 2010, 09.12 AMby ichigogirl


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    Feb 10, 2010, 09.04 AMby emilie6709

    So beautiful! Definitely something I could see myself wearing. Perfect!

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    Feb 10, 2010, 08.26 AMby mixtlii

    That is gorgeous, fantastic, maravellous… I don’t know evnough words to describe my admiration! Great job!

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    Feb 10, 2010, 08.20 AMby watatoe

    Absolutely exquisite! Perfectly feminine! Translation: To die for!

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