Informal Wedding Dress for Lou

Informal wedding dress in buttermilk silk satin with kimono detail and sash by Felicity Westmacott
Lou commissioned a simple Kimono style dress in soft sand-coloured silk satin to wear for her wedding day. This dress was worn for a wedding day but was made to an evening dress budget, and so was not lined.

The dress has a high boat-neckline and is loose fitting but pulled in at the waist by a sash. Three quarter length sleeves hang in waterfalls and are integral to the main dress, not sewn on. The neckline, sleeve edges and hem are all bound in wide satin bands to create interest. Lou had a very much loved old dress which she brought to the first consultation and we used it as the basis for her design.

Informal wedding dress in buttermilk silk satin with kimono detail and sash by Felicity Westmacott : finished, on the stand
Lou wrote: Hi Felicity, My dress was fab, just what I wanted. We had a fantastic day – thank you. I have attached a couple of photos – we didn’t have a photographer so they are a couple of snaps taken by some of our lovely friends. Thank you for all your help. Thanks, Lou.

Informal wedding dress in buttermilk silk satin with kimono detail and sash by Felicity Westmacott Informal wedding dress in buttermilk silk satin with kimono detail and sash by Felicity Westmacott

Informal wedding dress in buttermilk silk satin with kimono detail and sash by Felicity Westmacott: design sketch

Original design sketch

Informal wedding dress in buttermilk silk satin with kimono detail and sash by Felicity Westmacott: sleeve edge details

Decorative top stitching around the sleeve bindings. If this dress had been made to a higher budget these edges could have been invisibly hand stitched instead of machined but Lou opted to keep the costs down and the end result is still neat and beautiful!
Informal wedding dress in buttermilk silk satin with kimono detail and sash by Felicity Westmacott : detail of the sash

Detail of the sash passing into a bound slit.

Informal wedding dress in buttermilk silk satin with kimono detail and sash by Felicity Westmacott: finished, on the stand

Side and back details of the finished dress on the stand.

Fitting Pictures

Informal wedding dress in buttermilk silk satin with kimono detail and sash by Felicity Westmacott: final fitting pics

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