Since so many of you have asked to see my niece's gown. I thought I would share a few pictures from one of our fittings. At this point, the dress was basically finished, just a few extra tweaks, the hem, and pressing. If you look closely, you can see that the hem is pinned.
The dress was entirely cut on the bias. The fabric is a sueded silk. The skirt is about a circle and a half in circumference. The dress has a silk crepe de chine inner lining and then is lined with the sueded silk.
From the side. I'll do another post and show you the actual pattern. Rather than an actual side seam, the seam begins at the side and then curves to the back.
And the back. As you can see above and below, the skirt seam is higher in the front, and lower in the back.
Her fascinator. In the center is a garnet button that belonged to her grandmother. A few changes were made after I took this picture. She had a half moon shaped pin that I was able to incorporate, and some feathers that really gave it an added spark.
I did not get one picture from the wedding, but they had a photographer that took tons of pictures, so I will eventually have lovely finished pictures to share.
She did not want a traditional gown in ivory or white as she is looking forward to wearing the dress many more times. We'll see :)