Monday, 8 July 2013
This week I have been working on a new sample gown for my collection. My collection gowns show my customers the quality of my workmanship. I take them with me to Wedding Fairs and they are available to see from my studio and website.
This gown is a slim fitting 'A' line gown with a scooped front and low back. It is a very elegant gown, made in ivory Regal Silk Dupion, with an embroidered bodice. I have intricately used some very vintage sequins and diamantes on the flowers to decorate it. The train is also decorated with the embroidery, which I have painstaking cut and placed. I finished off with a duck egg blue flower for something 'blue' in the middle!
Wednesday, 3 July 2013
Charlotte chose a favourite of mine, a fine Italian embroidered net. This is worn as an overlay on a bias cut heavy double crepe backed Satin gown.We chose this heavy weight Satin so that it would hang beautifully. Fabric choice is so important, it takes time and knowledge to chose the right fabric for the particular gown designed. This is of course where my expertise is invaluable.
Charlotte also wore a beautiful fitted bolero jacket that complimented the whole look perfectly. I hope to have some more photo's soon so that I can show off the back of the gown and train.