I absolutely loved creating this bespoke traditional corset style Wedding dress for beautiful beach bride Shelley for her Mexican Wedding.
Shelley had a clear idea of the style she would like but she was unsure if it would suit her petite frame. I advised her to go and try on some ‘off the peg’ dresses which she felt swamped in but she still loved the idea of a full princess silhouette so we experimented with proportions and used traditional corsetry techniques to create her elegant two piece gown.
The bodice was created using a Victorian corsetry pattern adapted to Shelley’s measurements and made using silk satin and fine lace. The skirt was made from the same beautiful satin with an over layer of georgette and the gown was hand finished with lace appliqués carefully positioned to emphasise the shape of the dress.
Shelley was the best fun to work with, I loved every fitting with her – she’s a little bundle of energy always with a smile on her face.
Congratulations Barry and Shelley!