Informal midi kimono inspired pale gold silk wedding dress for Lou

lou 1 informal kimono inspired short pale gold silk wedding dress
Lou commissioned a simple Kimono style dress in soft sand-coloured silk satin to wear for her wedding day. This dress was worn for a wedding day but was made to an evening dress budget, and so was not lined.

lou 2 high neck custom bridal gown

The dress has a high boat-neckline and is loose fitting but pulled in at the waist by a sash. Three quarter length sleeves hang in waterfalls and are integral to the main dress, not sewn on. The neckline, sleeve edges and hem are all bound in wide satin bands to create interest. Lou had a very much loved old dress which she brought to the first consultation and we used it as the basis for her design.

lou 3 simple wedding dress with sleeves unfitted

Lou wrote: Hi Felicity, My dress was fab, just what I wanted. We had a fantastic day – thank you. I have attached a couple of photos – we didn’t have a photographer so they are a couple of snaps taken by some of our lovely friends. Thank you for all your help. Thanks, Lou.

lou 6 buttermilk silk crepe satin bow sash wedding dress

Original design sketch

lou 8 binding detail on kimono sleeve pale gold satin wedding dress bespoke

Decorative top stitching around the sleeve bindings. If this dress had been made to a higher budget these edges could have been invisibly hand stitched instead of machined but Lou opted to keep the costs down and the end result is still neat and beautiful!

lou 7 wedding dress detail sash hand sewn to order

Detail of the sash passing into a bound slit.

lou 5 waterfall kimono sleeve wedding dress midi tea length sashSide and back details of the finished dress on the stand.

Fitting Pictures

lou 4 fitting picture pale gold silk satin informal wedding dress

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