Clare wanted something pretty but informal and not too ‘wedding’ for her special day. She knew from the start that a rose pink informal wedding dress was the way forward. 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.
I made Clare’s dress 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. I finished the half cap sleeves and the back neckline with pretty scalloped edging. The skirt was a fitted pencil shape to just above the knee with a tiny lace trim at the hem. Clare asked for back to be flared with many ‘godet’ panels and so we added a little netting below to help it hold it’s shape.
The waistline of the informal wedding dress was 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.
Original design sketch for the informal wedding dress
The skirt was a simple pencil shape at the front. The back was made of panels with feature ‘godet’ flare for a little wow factor!
Making Claire’s Informal Wedding Dress
Pictures from the ‘toile fitting’ which is the practice run in cheap fabrics. This is to check fit and style before we cut into the more expensive real materials including the stunning rose pink duchess satin
Pictures from an intermediate fitting, in a partly made informal wedding dress.
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.
Claire chose a pre-made motif from my sample books, featuring pearl, diamante stones and tiny glass bugle beads to highlight her waistline on the rose pink wedding dress.
Pictures from the final fitting.
See here for another pink wedding dress
Another mature bride’s wedding dress
This short wedding dress is also pink
If you have ideas about a bespoke informal wedding dress ideas please feel free to be in touch