This is what went into the dress: Main fabric 3.5 m of heavy silk crepe in ‘natural’ It’s fair to say that I had probably chosen the main fabric in my head as soon as I heard the words ‘wedding dress’. I love crepe, I love silk, I really love silk crepe but I don’t [...]
14 April I’m half way through the Custom Pattern Cutting course at LCF, Zoe asks me if I’d make her dress, I say of course yes. 11 May – 14 May Zoe has tried on some dresses and emails me photos of her faves, I start thinking about construction.
By the time you read this Zoe will have walked down the isle, so it’s safe to reveal our design ideas. Zoe tried on a few dresses, she really liked vintage style lace and found that a fitted style that flared from the thigh particularly suited her. Her favourite was ‘Davina’ by Sassi Holford, all-over [...]
Seaming lace is just one of the new techniques I’ve had to pick up for Zoe’s wedding dress. The effect of the all-over lace is stunning, but sewing it is not high on my list of experiences I would like to repeat. While every other aspect of the dress as well as I could ever [...]
Lace is a key aspect of the wedding dress I am making for my friend Zoe as it covers the entire dress, sewn into the bodice but hanging as a separate layer for the full length skirt. We wanted an all-over lace with a large floral motif and a vintage feel, preferably in pale ivory to coordinate with the main [...]