This dress is a few years old now and I have just realised it wasn’t yet posted. It is made from bias cut cotton voile and had a crochet back. The side closes with embroidered loops and mother of pearl buttons. It would need a lovely backless lining to be work anywhere other than the catwalk.
This bride was incredibly lucky, the sales assistant where she purchased her dress gave her some scraps of lace when she collected her dress. As she came to me to make her dress smaller and not larger the lace wasn’t needed for on the dress.
Along with the leftover lace and a scrap of chiffon trimmed from her hem I made this lovely hairpiece.
Below images show chiffon petals being sewn into a rose and wired lace wrapped in white florists tape waiting to be combined.
The addition of 4 little comb for flower girls came later when I realised there would be more lace than needed. These also included some blossoms made from the mesh between the lace and some vintage pearl stamens.