Wedding Dress for Emily

Ivory silk and lace wedding dress by Felicity Westmacott: cut away back with button detail and sand coloured sash

Wedding Dress For Emily

This dress was made from layers of silk satin, chiffon and delicate beaded lace. Real button and loops closed the back and Emily had sashes in two colours, ‘sand’ and ‘royal purple’ to wear for different parts of her day.

Official photography by www.jeaphotography.co.uk

A fitted and boned bodice with beaded Parisian lace. The sweetheart neckline and straps are trimmed with scalloped edging. The lace extends over the full skirt in handkerchief points below a silk satin sash. The skirt is made of floaty silk chiffon divided at the front to reveal the shine of the satin below.

Ivory silk and lace wedding dress by Felicity Westmacott

Emily said: Almost everyone who came to the wedding commented on the dress. I spent a lot of the day telling people about you! People made such lovely comments about how beautiful it was and I cannot begin to tell you how wonderful I felt in it.

Ivory silk and lace wedding dress by Felicity Westmacott: design sketch

Original design sketch

Ivory silk and lace wedding dress by Felicity Westmacott: chantilly lace fabric on the roll

This French lace was beaded to order and is known as ‘Chantilly’ lace.

Ivory silk and lace wedding dress by Felicity WestmacottIvory silk and lace wedding dress by Felicity Westmacott: dressing the bride

The back of the bodice dipped low with the shear beaded lace used above, all closing with satin covered buttons and loops.

Ivory silk and lace wedding dress by Felicity Westmacott

Ivory silk and lace wedding dress by Felicity WestmacottIvory silk and lace wedding dress by Felicity Westmacott

The train was trimmed with pretty scalloped lace edging.

Ivory silk and lace wedding dress by Felicity WestmacottIvory silk and lace wedding dress by Felicity Westmacott: purple sash

Emily had two changeable sashes, one in ‘sand’ for the ceremony and this royal purple for later in the day.

Ivory silk and lace wedding dress by Felicity Westmacott: purple sashIvory silk and lace wedding dress by Felicity Westmacott: button back detail

Detail of the buttons and loops on the lace at the back of the dress.

Ivory silk and lace wedding dress by Felicity Westmacott

Making Emily’s Dress

Ivory silk and lace wedding dress by Felicity Westmacott: fitting pictures

The making process includes a ‘toile’ or practice run where the dress is made in cheap fabrics to check the fit and design.

Ivory silk and lace wedding dress by Felicity Westmacott: fitting pictures

Pictures from Emily’s fittings show the dress with both colours of sash and with the train spread out and as hooked up for dancing.

Wedding Dress For Emily

Official photography by www.jeaphotography.co.uk

This dress was made from layers of silk satin, chiffon and delicate beaded lace. Featuring a fitted and boned bodice with beaded Parisian lace, real button and loops closed the back. The sweetheart neckline and straps were trimmed with scalloped edging.

The lace extends over the full skirt in handkerchief points below a silk satin sash. The skirt was made of floaty silk chiffon divided at the front to reveal the shine of the satin below and the train was trimmed with pretty scalloped lace edging. Emily had sashes in two colours, ‘sand’ and ‘royal purple’ to wear for different parts of her day.

 

Emily wrote…

Almost everyone who came to the wedding commented on the dress. I spent a lot of the day telling people about you! People made such lovely comments about how beautiful it was and I cannot begin to tell you how wonderful I felt in it.

Making Emily's Dress

The French lace was beaded to order and is known as ‘Chantilly’ lace.

The back of the bodice dipped low with the shear beaded lace used above, all closing with satin covered buttons and loops.

The making process includes a ‘toile’ or practice run where the dress is made in cheap fabrics to check the fit and design.

Pictures from Emily’s fittings show the dress with both colours of sash and with the train as when it is hooked up for dancing.

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