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Oscar wedding dress – fabric: hand painted and hand pleated silk – colour: cream rainbow
NOTE: the neat fitting under the bust is achieved by a band around the back under the garment which holds the front of the dress neatly under the bust but allows the back to fall free – flowing into a long train.
Oscar wedding dress – front detail
Oscar wedding dress – back view showing the long train
Oscar wedding dress – back detail showing the intricate beading over the swirled pleats on the yoke making an interesting feature at the back of the dress.
Regency Mary wedding dress – fabric: hand painted and hand pleated silk – colour: rich cream rainbow
Regency Mary wedding dress – front detail
Regency Mary wedding dress – back detail showing train.
Regency Mary wedding dress – back detail.
Princess Lily dress – fabric: hand painted and hand pleated silk – colour: Queen Paua
Princess Lily – front detail.
NOTE This dress has a neat band under the bust which is fixed underneath the dress at the back allowing the back to fall straight down the back.
Princess Lily – close-up back view
Empire wedding dress. Hand painted and hand pleated fine silk. There are many panels in this dress which gives it a wonderful fluidity yet is hangs straight down when the wearer is not moving. Very romantic with a hint of the Regency Period and Jane Austin. Colour: lilac rainbow.
Empire wedding dress – period costume influence – back view.
Empire wedding dress – showing detail of the bust line and the tiny beads.
Mary Louise – fabric: hand painted and hand pleated silk – colour: Mallard
NOTE heavily beaded around the hem to give movement to the dress which falls away at the back into a small train.
Mary Louise – back view showing a slight train and the encrusting of the beads which gives the dress weight and a fluid movement.
Mary Louise – detail showing the swirled pleating which gives the body a neat figure hugging silhouette.
Florence coat – fabric: silk/viscose devore – colour: ivory – print: medaeival leaf (very open devore leaving a chiffon base and velvet design)
Florence coat – back view
Princess Lauder – a classic shape in the pleated silk. The swirled pleating at the waist gives a lovely outline to the body without destroying the fluid nature of the dress. Colour ‘Iris blue’.
Princess Lauder – back view showing how the fabric drops straight from the shoulder.
Fannette dress – fabric: silk/viscose velvet – colour: rich mallard
Fannette dress – back view
Fannette dress back detail
Lucianna dress – fabric: silk/viscose velvet with pleated silk bodice – colour: Icon blue – print: owl gold
Lucianna – close up of bodice
Lucianna – close up of skirt
Tulip dress – fabric: skirt velvet bodice pleated silk – colour: rich corr purple
Tulip dress – back.
NOTE This dress makes a stunning winter wedding dress and can be made in any colour from the most delicate rainbow colours to the dark opulent colours of winter. The one photographed here does not have a train – it can be made with a train of any length – please ask.
Tulip dress – this design works well for the plus size – photographed here on a size 18 – again this style can be made with a train and in any colour from the palest silver to the rich colours of autumn.
Tulip dress – fabric: viscose/cotton satin – colour: hot ginger – print: acanthus leaf gold
Tulip dress – back view
Tulip dress – with a full skirt in printed silk organza – grand ball gown or a bridal dress
Tulip dress – front detail
Tulip dress – back view – can be made with a train
Tulip dress – fabric detail.
Wedding empire dress – fabric: hand painted and hand pleated fine silk – colour: lilac rainbow
This dress has many panels in the skirt between 8 and 10 which makes it very fluid if there is a slight breeze and yet it falls straight down as a classic dress of the Regency period.
Wedding empire dress – front detail
Wedding empire dress – back view