Georgina commissioned this glamorous dress and jacket for her daughter’s summer wedding in pink silk crepe with a fuchsia lining and Swarovski crystal embellishment.
The slim fitting dress has a halter-neck neckline with choker style neckband, all hand embellished with Swarovski diamante stones and tiny bronze coloured pearls. A ruched panel from underbust to hip is flattering over a more mature figure and the knee length skirt had a split at the back to allow easy movement.
The jacket has a cut away open front and is lined with contrast bright pink fuchsia pink silk. Large blousey sleeves are ruched up at the elbow and the back has a box pleat from the waist.
Pictures from Georgina’s final fitting
Above, detail of the embellished collar.
Below, detail of the ruched jacket sleeve
Making the dress
Pictures from the toile fittings (practice run in cheap fabrics).
Above, creating the ruched panels for the midsection.
Below, beading the choker with real Swarovski crystal diamante stones in mixed shapes and little bronze pearls.