I call this Wedding Gown “The Famous One” because it has been the design found on my business cards, my adverts in wedding magazines and it is the one that catches the attention of brides to be. I have the most queries about this gown than any other.
This wedding gown was the most challenging I’d had until then. I knew how to make it in theory, but now I was to put it into practice.
The bride, Vicki, is an amazing person and such a pleasure to work with, in fact I still design for her when she wants something special made.
Vicki had a few idea’s that we put together to create the wedding gown of her dreams. She wanted a lace bodice that flowed into the skirt cutting diagonally across the skirt and slightly gathered at the one hip.
The lace was beaded with swarovski beads here and there. I cut out the border of the lace and attached it to the neckline and to the edge of the diagonal skirt. The skirt was a full skirt with many ‘pinches’. Underneath the dress she wore a hoop petticoat to create the maximum fullness that could be attained. The hoop helped in carrying the weight of her dress as well as keep her cool by keeping the dress away from her legs.
Vicki was thrilled with her dress, she made a beautiful bride and looked like a professional wedding gown model in her photo’s.
So, as it turns out, the transition from theory to practice was a success and The Famous One had been created.