Rose pink fit and flare wedding dress with lace overlay for Clare

champagne with the groom pale pink wedding dress

Clare wanted something pretty but not too ?wedding? for her special day. She brought a skirt she loved to her design consultation with gorgeous little godet flare inserts at the back which we used as a basis for the design.

Clare?s dress was made in rose pink duchess-satin with a fitted and boned bodice with a sweetheart neckline. A layer of matching lace extended over the bodice and up to a boat neckline at the front and vee at the back. Half cap sleeves and the back neckline were both finished with pretty scalloped edging. The skirt was a fitted pencil shape to just above the knee with a tiny lace trim at the hem. The back was flared with many ?godet? panels and a little noting below to help it hold it?s shape.

The waistline of the dress was be finished with a ribbon sash made of the same satin and trimmed with a spectacular pearl embroidered motif. The back closed with a concealed zip and decorative little feature covered buttons.

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original design sketch by Felicity Westmacott

Original design sketch

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The skirt was a simple pencil shape at the front but the back was made of panels with feature ‘godet’ flare for a little wow factor!

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Making Claire’s Dress

 toile practice run informal wedding dress

Pictures from the ‘toile fitting’ which is the practice run in cheap fabrics, to check fit and style before we cut into the more expensive real materials.

fitting picture pink satin occasionwear dress

Pictures from an intermediate fitting, in a partly made dress.

concealed zip and cover buttons

Details of the finished dress, the back neckline finished with scalloped lace edging and the concealed zip with decorative covered buttons sewn next to it.

lace cap sleeve detailribbon sash and pearl motif detail on wedding dress

Claire chose a pre-made motif from my sample books, featuring pearl, diamante stones and tiny glass bugle beads to highlight her waistline.

fitting picture bespoke wedding dress short and pink

Pictures from the final fitting.


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