~a gown for christine~

Here is another favourite wedding gown from the archives:

This gown evolved from another design with similar asymmetric lines, but the bride suggested draping the bodice area instead.  We certainly had a lot of fun figuring out the positioning of the draping on her toile – but it really was worth it, as it showed her model figure off beautifully. 
This was the first portrait neckline dress I had ever made, and I was very impressed at how it makes the waist appear extra small!  It is also a great look for those with narrow shoulders, as it gives the illusion of extra width.  The skirt was cut as a subtle mermaid silhouette.
For the fabric we used a silver silk duchess satin.  It is a gorgeous colour that I rarely use because it doesn’t really suit many people, however it suited this bride perfectly and she loved it! 
And doesn’t she look amazing!

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13 thoughts on “~a gown for christine~

  1. Yes, she looks amazing. Five stars! After your remarks about narrow shoulders, etc., I may have to consider this waistline version for my own mother-of-the-bride dress for 2011!


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