Wedding Dress for Madeleine
Madeleine commissioned a slim fitting wedding dress in ivory lace over duchess satin.
The dress has a fitted and boned bodice with scooped, strapless neckline. The skirt is very fitted over the hips before flaring into a dramatic fishtail over netting to support the shape. The back of the dress has a low back to echo the front with a concealed zip to fasten and decorative buttons covered in the same lace and satin as the main dress. The train was cut extra full for a sumptuous look and the whole hem was edged with a pretty scalloped lace border.
Madeleine wrote: I just can’t thank you enough for making my dress so perfect. I loved it and so did everyone else! I’ve had so many comments!
Thank you so so much for the amazing dress! You had the image I had in my head and made it real and I just can’t thank you enough for that! Lots of love,
Detail of the back, concealed zip and round cover buttons.
Making Madeleine’s Dress
Design sketch: The neckline was changed before the dress was actually made up ,as Madeleine had some new ideas (see next pic).
Madeleine found her perfect neckline inspiration from seeing SJP’s dress in these pictures. To echo the the wide rounded neckline and we dipped the back of the dress too.
Madeleine’s chosen lace fabric as in my sample book
Toile fitting pictures (practice run)
Picture from the penultimate fitting, all done except the hem length
The Final Fitting
In her finished dress