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.
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.
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!
Orignal Design Sketch
Sofia’s train was left unlined for an unusual shear look. The skirt lining beneath was floor length all round.
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.
Making Sofia’s Dress
Pictures from the toile (practice run) fitting
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.
Picture from the final fitting showing the beautiful lace of the bodice and sash detail at the waist.