Antique silver lace and ivory silk wedding dress for Claire

light weight ivory silk wedding dress made to measureClaire commissioned a light and elegant dress made in layered ivory silk dupion and organza with silver beaded lace applique.

Official photographs by www.rubielovephotography.co.uk

The main dress was made of ivory silk dupion with a fitted and boned bodice and sweetheart neckline. A layer of silk organza over the whole dress extended upwards to a higher round neckline front and back. At the back the organza closed with a single button. 

Beaded antique-silver lace was hand sewn to the bodice and creeps upwards on the sheer organza to create the shape of embellished ‘straps’. I added extra hand beading and Swarovksi crystals on the bodice area, especially on the neckline and straps. 

The dress was cut princess line which means with seams and panels from top to bottom with no break at the waist. The skirt flared gently from the natural waistline supported by a few layers of netting.  The lace flowed from the bodice onto the skirt graduating downwards becoming spaced out motifs instead of solid pattern, thinning out towards the hem.

The dress was fully lined in a contrast purple lining and closed with a concealed zip at centre back. top hat and tails ivory silk and lace wedding dressfull skirt wedding dress no train floor lengthwedding dress with silver applique motifsconfetti sunflowers and top hats just married

 

thank you letter from happy client testimonial

Claire wrote: It’s taken me a while to write this because how do you thank the person who made the wedding dress of your dreams, when you weren’t even sure what you wanted!? Well now I have Chiara, and one day I will have her in a frame at the top of the stairs, despite my husband saying look like a ghost in the middle of the night!

Thank you so much

With love from Claire and Daniel

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Making Claire’s Dress

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Original design sketch and notes

preparing and planning with fabrics

Fabrics on the sewing room table, ready to start work

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A panel of all the fabric layers, with lace applique work to do

sewing lace to organza panel in the studio applique

Lace work to the back neckline

silk organza hem and button loop detail

Detail of the back neckline, button and loop fastening

pinning the hem of a bridal gown fitting picturePictures from Claire’s fittings

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Final fitting pictures

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Details of the lace and beading with the finished dress on the stand

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 ANTIQUE SILVER LACE AND IVORY SILK WEDDING DRESS FOR CLAIRE

Claire commissioned a light and elegant dress made in layered ivory silk dupion and organza with silver beaded lace applique.

Official photographs by www.rubielovephotography.co.uk

The main dress was made of ivory silk dupion with a fitted and boned bodice and sweetheart neckline. A layer of silk organza over the whole dress extended upwards to a higher round neckline front and back. At the back the organza closed with a single button. 

Beaded antique-silver lace was hand sewn to the bodice and creeps upwards on the sheer organza to create the shape of embellished ‘straps’. I added extra hand beading and Swarovksi crystals on the bodice area, especially on the neckline and straps. 

The dress was cut princess line which means with seams and panels from top to bottom with no break at the waist. The skirt flared gently from the natural waistline supported by a few layers of netting.  The lace flowed from the bodice onto the skirt graduating downwards becoming spaced out motifs instead of solid pattern, thinning out towards the hem.

The dress was fully lined in a contrast purple lining and closed with a concealed zip at centre back. 

Claire Wrote...

It’s taken me a while to write this because how do you thank the person who made the wedding dress of your dreams, when you weren’t even sure what you wanted!? Well now I have Chiara, and one day I will have her in a frame at the top of the stairs, despite my husband saying look like a ghost in the middle of the night!

Thank you so much

With love from Claire and Daniel

Making Claire's Dress

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