Wedding Dress and Veil for Sofia

 Ivory lace wedding dress by Felicity Westmacott with long sleeves and full tulle skirt:

Classic boned bodice with sweetheart neckline and bold lace over-lay extending up to a higher boat neck. The lace had a wide scalloped edge which we placed carefully to make sure it lay symmetrically around the neckline and so the pattern further down curved around the sweet heart neckline. The romantic skirt was cut full circle in three layers of ivory tulle, lined and with more netting beneath to create ethereal shape and floaty look. The skirt joined the bodice at the natural waistline, highlighting Sofia’s tiny waist with a very simple duchess satin sash. The lining of the skirt finished at floor level all round, while the tulle flowed out into a shear train.

Here the train is hooked up behind to keep it off the floor, all my dresses come with bustle buttons for the train.

Ivory lace wedding dress by Felicity Westmacott with long sleeves and full tulle skirt: with the veil blusher over her face

I also made Sofia’s simple two tier veil, the part that comes over your face is called the ‘blusher’ and should traditionally always be put back before the ceremony begins.

Ivory lace wedding dress by Felicity Westmacott with long sleeves and full tulle skirt:

Sofia wrote: Hi Felicity,   I have to say that I absolutely loved my dress and got lovely comments about it all day and am still getting comments from people in the office about how beautiful it looked so thank you so very much for creating a perfect dress for a perfect day 🙂  Thank you so much again!  

Ivory lace wedding dress by Felicity Westmacott with long sleeves and full tulle skirt: design sketch

Orignal Design Sketch

Ivory lace wedding dress by Felicity Westmacott with long sleeves and full tulle skirt: fingertip length veil in plain ivory tulle

Ivory lace wedding dress by Felicity Westmacott with long sleeves and full tulle skirt: the train was unlined for a shear look

Sofia’s train was left unlined for an unusual shear look. The skirt lining beneath was floor length all round.

Ivory lace wedding dress by Felicity Westmacott with long sleeves and full tulle skirt: the back of the bodice closed with no visable fastening for a seamless lace design

We made the back of Sofia’s dress with a completely hidden fastening. The satin bodice did up with a zip underneath and then the lace design poppered shut over the top, for a seamless finish.

Ivory lace wedding dress by Felicity Westmacott with long sleeves and full tulle skirt:

Ivory lace wedding dress by Felicity Westmacott with long sleeves and full tulle skirt:

Ivory lace wedding dress by Felicity Westmacott with long sleeves and full tulle skirt:

Ivory lace wedding dress by Felicity Westmacott with long sleeves and full tulle skirt:

Making Sofia’s Dress

Ivory lace wedding dress by Felicity Westmacott with long sleeves and full tulle skirt:

Pictures from the toile (practice run) fitting

Ivory lace wedding dress by Felicity Westmacott with long sleeves and full tulle skirt:

Picture from the final fitting, just the hem length to finish. From the back, showing the shear (unlined) train, which came with a hook up for the evening.

Ivory lace wedding dress by Felicity Westmacott with long sleeves and full tulle skirt:

Picture from the final fitting showing the beautiful lace of the bodice and sash detail at the waist.

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