Simple and elegant dress made in pale gold, buttermilk, soft silk satin and ivory beaded lace. The dress has a fitted and softly boned bodice in layered silk and lace with the pretty scalloped edging used to soften the line of the waist. A v-neckline and integral inch wide straps are finished with a clean edge.
The skirt is a soft bias-cut fishtail, hanging in soft folds at the front hem and spreading into a small train at the back. It is pleated into the waist with a half star of ruching emanating from the centre. The back has a godet panel of lace to echo the bodice, the the scalloped edging used on the hem and fading out around to the sides. The dress closes with a concealed zip at centre back and is fully lined.
I also made Nicola’s bridesmaids’ dresses, more pictures can be seen here.
Nicola with her daughter in the dresses I made for both of them.
Using the wrist loop to keep the train off the grass, practical and pretty!
Making Nicola’s Dress
Original design sketch for Nicola’s dress
Pictures from Nicola’s final fitting
Detail of the beaded lace scalloped edging and the pleated skirt into the waist.
Above and below: showing the train spread out and hooked up for dancing