Wedding Dress for Gerry
Gerry commissioned an elegant dress in ivory dupion with ruched bodice and off the shoulder sleeves.
Official photographs by www.timelesspictures.co.uk
Gerry’s dress was made with a fitted and boned bodice with ruched silk sweeping in a cross over design to one side. The sweetheart neckline flowed into the off the shoulder line around the top of her elbow length sleeves. The dress was gently fitted around the hips before flaring out and falling into a train. ‘Godet’ panels created the fullness of the skirt whist complementing the hang of the silk fabric. The dress was finished with covered buttons at the back and beaded motifs at the hip and the bottom of the back opening.
Two tier veil with beaded motifs
I also made a veil for Gerry in plain ivory tulle. It was cut to fall longer than her dress’ train and with a blusher for over her face before the ceremony. We finished the veil with the same beaded motifs as on the dress, placed to show up where the veil spread across the floor.
Original design sketch
Gerry wrote: Just so you know – the dress was a huge success. Very beautiful. Just loved it! Thanks so much for making it such a lovely experience. I really appreciate your kindness, advice and all the hard work you have put into the dress. Your quality of work is amazing, Fliss, and incredible value for money. Thank you for all that extra work. I will certainly be recommending you to anyone I hear is getting married!! So will my friends!!! Thank you for making them feel so welcome too.
Best wishes, G
Making Gerry’s Dress
Pictures from a mid-fitting with a partially finished dress.
The ruched bodice was created by draping the silk on a stand and then carefully hand stitching all the folds in place.
Detail of the buttons sewn next to the hidden zip and the beaded motif.
Pictures from the final fitting, showing the front and back with the train spread out and bustled up for dancing.
Embellishment for Georgina
Gerry’s lovely mother in law, Georgina Butler wanted her shop bought dress to have something extra and we came up with adding this beaded black lace to the lapel and sleeves to create a very elegant finish.