Wedding Dress and Veil for Harriet

Wedding Dress by Felicity Westmacott: French lace and silk organza with ribbon sash

A boned bodice with sweetheart neckline covered with delicate French Chantilly lace . The lace layer has a boat neckline and elbow length sleeves. The a-line skirt is layered satin and silk organza with a small train and slate grey silk-satin sash. The back closed with a concealed zip and feature cover buttons.

Photography by www.barryholder.co.uk

Harriet’s ensemble was finished with a short two-tier veil trimmed with the pretty scalloped lace edging to match her bodice.

Wedding Dress by Felicity Westmacott: French lace and silk organza with ribbon sash

Wedding Dress by Felicity Westmacott: French lace and silk organza with ribbon sash, original design sketch

Original design sketch

Wedding Dress by Felicity Westmacott: French lace and silk organza with ribbon sash, hidden lacing behind the zip

Harriet’s dress fastened with a concealed zip at the back but inside a hidden lace up corset created shape and provided support.

Wedding Dress by Felicity Westmacott: French lace and silk organza with ribbon sash

Wedding Dress by Felicity Westmacott: French lace and silk organza with ribbon sash, elbow length veil in ivory tulle

Wedding Dress by Felicity Westmacott: French lace and silk organza with ribbon sash

Wedding Dress by Felicity Westmacott: French lace and silk organza with ribbon sash

Wedding Dress by Felicity Westmacott: French lace and silk organza with ribbon sash, back view with veil

Harriet’s sash was made using the matt side of the satin outwards, and covered with the bodice lace on the waistline part. The bow at the back was pre-tied so it would sit perfectly. The back of the dress fastened with a concealed zip and silk covered buttons were sewn on to finish the look.

Wedding Dress by Felicity Westmacott: French lace and silk organza with ribbon sash, lace tipped veil

The back of Harriet’s dress came with a bustle-up for the train so it could be hooked out of the way for dancing or walking outside.

Wedding Dress by Felicity Westmacott: French lace and silk organza with ribbon sash

Wedding Dress by Felicity Westmacott: French lace and silk organza with ribbon sash, train hooked up

\ Wedding Dress by Felicity Westmacott: French lace and silk organza with ribbon sash, toile fitting in practice fabrics

A picture from the ‘toile’ or practice run fitting. The dress is made from cheap fabrics to check fit and style before cutting into silks and expensive lace.

Wedding Dress by Felicity Westmacott: French lace and silk organza with ribbon sash, fitting pictures

Harriet in the finished dress at her final fitting. The picture on the right shows the train hooked up as if for dancing.

Wedding Dress by Felicity Westmacott: French lace and silk organza with ribbon sash fitting pictures

Harriet in the finished dress at her final fitting. Wearing the matching veil as well and a detail of the back fastening with concealed zip, cover buttons and sash.

Wedding Dress by Felicity Westmacott: French lace and silk organza with ribbon sash, hidden something blue on the train wrist loop

The dress came with a wrist loop so the train can be picked up and carried away from the dust when that is helpful. A hidden ‘something blue’ was sewn on to peek out when the train is lifted up.

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