July 10, 2013 by Robynne
My lovely friends Nicole and John had a fairy wedding in the woods. My gift to Nicole was her wedding bodice and corset. The bodice is closely fitted and made of silk duchesse satin lined with taffeta. There are flat steel bones on the darts and spiral bones on the curved back seams.
The rest of the gown, including the wings, was made by Nicole herself, and you can see how much work she put into it with all those pleats. Her gown is based on a historical design from the late bustle period. Not pictured: Fairy lights in her dress! Lights! She looked amazing.
The leather corset and skirt that the officiant, Summer, is wearing is also from my workshop. The corset is Edwardian style, with long lines over the hips and contrasting stitching in purple to match the suede leather bindings. This corset is fully boned with 1/4″ flat steels and is fused to coutil. The skirt is based on an early 1900s 7-gore trumpet skirt, adapted with a high-low hemline to show off her boots.
One of the bridesmaids (that’d be me) wore an Edwardian-inspired gown. This is the classic pouter pigeon silhouette popular circa 1900 – 1910, with that Edwardian S-curve. The skirt is a full bias cut circle skirt, and the skirt and blouse are trimmed with vintage lace.
But wait, I’m not done yet! There was another guest at the wedding in a Tulgey Wood Design: This is Rachel, looking beautiful in a mermaid gown of silk crepe satin.
Other Recent Works
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- Heather’s Wedding Gown
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