Wedding Dress for Ellie

Halloween theme wedding dress in white and purple by Felicity Westmacott: under the big Las Vegas sign!

Gorgeous Ellie was married in Vegas on Halloween and her dress was a wonderful mixture of fifties shape, modern styling and subtle Halloween detail.

The boned bodice and ruched overskirt were made of winter white duchess satin. The underskirt is shot black/purple taffeta over layers and layers of white net trimmed with satin ribbons.

Halloween theme wedding dress in white and purple by Felicity WestmacottHalloween theme wedding dress in white and purple by Felicity Westmacott: design sketch

Our design. In the end the roses were deemed unnecessary.

Halloween theme wedding dress in white and purple by Felicity Westmacott

The satin over skirt is hooked up a little on one side at the front to reveal a hand beaded cob-web in tiny purple seed-beads with Swarovski crystal highlights. More Swarovski crystals were scattered all over the white satin skirt.

Halloween theme wedding dress in white and purple by Felicity Westmacott: spiderweb beading detailHalloween theme wedding dress in white and purple by Felicity Westmacott: spiderweb beading detail

A close up of the finished beading.

Halloween theme wedding dress in white and purple by Felicity Westmacott

Ellie’s net underskirt was made as a separate item so she could wear the dress and net skirt later in different ways. Each layer of the netting is trimmed with white or orange satin ribbon in different widths.

Halloween theme wedding dress in white and purple by Felicity Westmacott: thank you letter

Ellie wrote:  Just a quick note to say thank you for creating my dream dress. Without you I would not have had such a perfect wedding dress. I can’t thank you enough for all your time and effort. This dress will be something I cherish forever. Thank you again Love, Ellie

Halloween theme wedding dress in white and purple by Felicity WestmacottHalloween theme wedding dress in white and purple by Felicity WestmacottHalloween theme wedding dress in white and purple by Felicity Westmacott: shoe bows

I also made some ivory ribbon shoe bows, with Swarovski crystals sewn over orange centres to jazz up her undersatedly elegant shoes.

Halloween theme wedding dress in white and purple by Felicity Westmacott: show bowsHalloween theme wedding dress in white and purple by Felicity Westmacott: show bows

A close up of the shoe bows, a glimpse of orange satin under the Swarovski crystals.

Making Ellie’s Dress

Halloween theme wedding dress in white and purple by Felicity Westmacott: fitting picyures

The making process included this ‘toile’ stage, a practice run of the bodice and the skirt with just the net layers and some purple taffeta tucked up over it to get the impression.

Halloween theme wedding dress in white and purple by Felicity Westmacott: fitting pictures

Ellie at her final fitting.

 

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