Gorgeous Ellie got married in Las Vegas on Halloween and her wedding dress was a wonderful mixture of 1950’s shape, modern styling and subtle Halloween Vixen detail.
Wedding Dress Style
I made the strapless boned bodice and ruched overskirt out of winter white duchess satin. The underskirt has shot black/purple taffeta over layers and layers of white net trimmed with satin ribbons.
Halloween Wedding Dress design.
In the end Ellie deemed the roses were unnecessary but the cobweb detailing was integral to our Halloween theme.
I hooked up the satin over skirt on one side at the front to reveal a hand beaded cob-web in tiny purple seed-beads with Swarovski crystal highlights. I sewed more Swarovski crystals, scattered all over the white satin skirt.
A close up of the finished beading for Ellie’s Halloween 1950’s wedding dress.
I made Ellie’s net underskirt as a separate item so she could wear the dress and net skirt later in different ways. Each layer of the netting is trimmed with white or orange satin ribbon in different widths.
Ellie wrote: Just a quick note to say thank you for creating my dream dress. Without you I would not have had such a perfect wedding dress. I can’t thank you enough for all your time and effort. This dress will be something I cherish forever. Thank you again Love, Ellie
I also made some ivory ribbon shoe bows, with Swarovski crystals sewn over orange centres to jazz up her undersatedly elegant shoes.
A close up of the shoe bows, a glimpse of orange satin under the Swarovski crystals.
Making Ellie’s Halloween Wedding Dress
I always make a ‘toile’, a practice run. To give the impression of the intended shape I made Ellie’s toile, a bodice and skirt with just the net layers and some purple taffeta tucked up over it.
Ellie looks so happy at her final fitting.