An overblown rose made from wired sections of lace taken from the brides mothers wedding dress. The stamens are vintage pearl, the feathers are the palest emu in my collection with their darker tips trimmed off.
For the first time in a long time I am back adding to my blog. I did just have a baby and move house and I am sticking to that excuse.
I have a few more dresses from the Weddings coast style 2015 which I haven’t added and I am going to put that to right straight away.
This dress was a chance for me to experiment. I planned the shape and knew I wanted ruffles at the hem but had no set idea about how I wanted to do them. This gave me a chance to do a lot of experiments. In the end a mix of tulle and taffeta frills and rosettes was the winner.
I really enjoyed making this dress. I don’t think it looked as good in the parade as i was hoping but it was a real challenge to do and I learned a lot. One of the best things about the parade was being able to take some risks.
I do have some great photos taken throughout the construction I would like to share.
I am in love with the 2 piece but understand it is a controversial choice. For the bride who would instantly assume she couldnt wear this I have scoured through the options to find what I think are the best and most wearable styles, even for women with body types who would assume they couldn’t.
The first few leave just a little skin and this area is higher around the ribs which is usually a less squishy area.
A sheer layer over the midriff is another way to soften the look.
Another option is to create the illusion of a 2 piece. These dresses show no skin but have the draped top over the bodice.
Lastly one that is really special. The skin is all visible at the back.