Wedding Dress for Safiya

bespoke wedding dress by felicity Westmacott in white silk satin with open back and chain embroidery detail

Safiya commissioned a backless wedding dress made up in white silk satin.

Official Wedding pictures by  Indigo Images

The skirt was bias cut and cut slim to the hips but with more fullness at the hem and a medium length train. The backless bodice featured cross-over straps with chain embroidery.

Embroidery was separate from ‘Hand and Lock

bespoke wedding dress by felicity Westmacott in white silk satin with open back and chain embroidery detail: design sketch

Original design sketch

bespoke wedding dress by felicity Westmacott in white silk satin with open back and chain embroidery detail: thank you latter

Safiya wrote: The biggest of Thank you’s 2 u. You didn’t let me down. I’m soooo grateful. Bann xx …Thought I’d send you a card to thank you once again. Hopefully then you’ll know how grateful I am for everything you did…

bespoke wedding dress by felicity Westmacott in white silk satin with open back and chain embroidery detail: in the doorwaybespoke wedding dress by felicity Westmacott in white silk satin with open back and chain embroidery detail: confettiabespoke wedding dress by felicity Westmacott in white silk satin with open back and chain embroidery detail: dancing

The train of Safiya’s dress hooked up for the evening so she could dance unhindered.

 

bespoke wedding dress by felicity Westmacott in white silk satin with open back and chain embroidery detail: coil embroidery detail

detail of embroidered chain

bespoke wedding dress by felicity Westmacott in white silk satin with open back and chain embroidery detail: umbrellas

The chain embroidery was carried out by  ‘Hand and Lock

We created the pattern for Safiya’s dress and made up a practice run to check fit. The paper pattern pieces for the embroidered panels were then sent, along with the silk fabric to Hand and Lock to be embellished. This is how they looked on their return.

bespoke wedding dress by felicity Westmacott in white silk satin with open back and chain embroidery detail: making the embroidered panels

bespoke wedding dress by felicity Westmacott in white silk satin with open back and chain embroidery detail: fitting pictures

Pictures from the final fitting showing front, back and back with train hooked up (plus veil).

bespoke wedding dress by felicity Westmacott in white silk satin with open back and chain embroidery detail: hidden something blue

A hidden gem – Safiya’s something blue was a group of three Swarovski crystals sewn inside the lining

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