This is Hannah’s wedding dress which was a ‘restyle’ rather than made from scratch. She found the almost perfect dress in a bridal boutique but brought it to me to have the skirt changed to the organza waterfall loveliness she craved.
Official photography by Adebayo Deru
Whole circles of crisp pale ivory organza were cut and edged with crinoline ribbon and then sewn to the front. The back is all waterfall spirals with the lace from the bodice above fading into the organza in a peplum style.
Original design sketch for the proposed changes
Hannah’s dress ‘before’ with the simpler layered tulle skirt, at her fitting in the bridal boutique where she found the dress.
After my work on the dress. We added 7 large organza waterfall frills, each edged with stiffening ‘horsehair braid’ so they spring out and away. Lace taken from the original skirt was re appliquéd by hand on the curls of the new skirt.