Marilyn in her lovely white lace dress on a photoshoot with then husband Arthur Miller.
Perfect as a wedding dress! Gorgeous lace (choose bridal, couture, vintage or casual) over sweet pin-tucked cotton, and luxe silk-cotton lining! Notice the somewhat full skirt is gathered tightly at the waist with little pleats and the sweet little cotton bow highlighting the front of the waist. This dress is totally custom, so if there is anything you would like to change about the style, just let me know! We can make lace sleeves for a fall wedding dress? It would be stunning in red!
The lace I use for this dress is a couture Alencon Lace fabric. It features nylon net with cotton embroidery and nylon cording. This lace comes in white and Ivory, or I am happy to dye it any color you like for $30. You may also choose your own fabrics if you have something else in mind, including vintage fabrics. Under the lace, I use a high quality cotton with pintucks vertically down the length of the fabric, just as Marilyn's had. Then, lining the entire bodice is a wonderfully soft and luxurious silk-cotton (55%silk - 45%cotton). If you would like samples, please contact me. I do have a huge selection of couture fabrics, some of which are superior laces imported from France and Italy which can cost up to $300 a yard. Please let me know what your budget is so I can show you the appropriate fabrics.
I Need Your Measurements
1. From top of shoulder, over breast, to just below bust
2. Above Bust (under armpits)
3. Bust Measurement and bra cup and band size
4. Just below Bust
5. Small of waist measurement and distance from just below bust to small of waist
6. Length from small of waist to desired hem and your height
Note! I am booking up very quickly, please let me know as soon as you are considering having a dress made for yourself.
Don't forget I am a custom couture artist and I am happy to make your wildest dress dreams come true. I don't use patterns, so I can make anything you can think up. Every dress is hand cut by me to flatter your very specific measurements and shape. I use the highest quality natural (non-synthetic) fabrics, and to adorn your dresses are a huge selection of Swarovski crystal beads and rhinestones, freshwater (or saltwater) pearls, vintage sequins and vintage lace and crochet appliques!
All My dresses are available as dress kits, which are cut and pinned to your measurements and come with all the notions and directions necessary for you to sew together your very own dress! Its also much less expensive.