I now pronounce you finally finished.



Seems like I’ve been working on this forever … but wedding dresses often do. The first toile fitting was just before Christmas and the fabric didn’t arrive until the end of January so it hasn’t been that long really. Getting fittings scheduled is usually the problem. We will have done a total of 5 to get this just so.

Anyway, ultimate try-on and collection tomorrow. Hooray! It’s funny how brides-to-be often say they don’t want a veil, but somehow get more in the spirit of things towards the Big Day and for this we’ve ended with a veil and a tiny cape cover-up as well.

The satin is a fairly weighty 240gm. All seam and hem edges are bound with bias georgette strips and I mounted the bodice on silk georgette as well but left the skirt unlined. With a pair of Spanx underneath not a vpl in sight . Perfect. It fits the bride like a Jean Harlow glove. She’s having a soft waved & rolled 1930’s style hair-do with white flowers pinned in the back and the 3 metre veil will just fall from there.

This job has been a real pleasure, such a gorgeous style to make.

(Pic of original vintage dress in my Rouleaux Obsession post

A peek inside- tiny blue bow for good luck.


Little cape cover-up


The wedding day.

20 Comments (+add yours?)

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  3. VeraVenus
    Sep 09, 2011 @ 23:38:01

    Thank you both.
    And yes, I can see it in other colours and lengths too… I have plans 🙂


  4. learningnewtricks
    Sep 08, 2011 @ 23:50:44

    So elegant, simple, yet stunning. I can see this dress in other colors and lengths. You’ve done a beautiful job, and your skills are superb. Love the dress and pictures of the bride wearing it on her special day.


  5. Katherine @ ZipZapKap
    Sep 08, 2011 @ 23:40:17


    I’m in love with it. Great job!


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  7. Helen
    May 08, 2011 @ 01:26:11

    This is INSANELY beautiful sewing. I hope you got paid piles of money to do this and that the bride looks amazing in it. :o)


  8. Sarah Latchem
    Apr 25, 2011 @ 08:50:18

    That is a gorgeous dress! I would happily wear that on my wedding day! It looks so flowing and lovely and I love the little cape and the neckline detail. A beauty!


  9. Debra
    Apr 25, 2011 @ 01:15:02

    I don’t even know what to say- this is mind-blowingly gorgeous! I am in love!


  10. Denise
    Apr 12, 2011 @ 19:58:02

    Absolutely perfect! That tiny “something blue” bow just slays me.


  11. Isis
    Apr 12, 2011 @ 15:59:19

    I’m speechless! So beautiful!


  12. Eily
    Apr 11, 2011 @ 19:57:20

    I’m so glad I’ve found your blog!! Your work is so beautiful!!


  13. Nathalie
    Apr 11, 2011 @ 17:03:45

    Stunning and that neck detail is glorious. Looking forward to seeing pics of it worn on the happy day!


  14. Tracey
    Apr 11, 2011 @ 13:20:58

    WOW is right very nice.


  15. Nina
    Apr 11, 2011 @ 13:14:20

    It’s a lovely, elegant, simple dress.


  16. Claire
    Apr 11, 2011 @ 12:26:35

    It has been said above, but WOW indeed! The inside is almost more beautiful than the outside. I bet getting results like that with silk are tough – breathtaking, what a lucky bride!


  17. Lydia c crimp
    Apr 11, 2011 @ 09:22:25

    This is so beautiful! I can’t wait to see pics of it in action either!


  18. Catherine
    Apr 11, 2011 @ 06:52:27

    WOW !!!


  19. Steph
    Apr 11, 2011 @ 02:46:25

    Breath-taking. I like your work.


  20. angie.a
    Apr 10, 2011 @ 23:53:44

    Wow. I don’t even have words, it’s so gorgeous! Beautiful job.


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