This is a gown we have just made for an upcoming bride this Fall, 2015, so we can't reveal her photos yet, but here is a sneak peak of the gown sketch!
This gown is vintage inspired and romantic with a modern twist. It is created in Organic Cotton Sateen with an overlay of nearly-sheer Organic Cotton Voile and Ivory French Alencon Lace accents.
The neckline is a sweetheart cut with sheer lace straps. The bodice is fully overlaid with lace appliqués, and edges are hand-cut pieces of lace.
The straps connect behind the neck and lead to a deep cut-out back design.
Cut-outs are located on the sides of the bodice and in the center front, and each overlaid with tulle and edged in lace appliqués.
The waistline in back is dipped slightly below the natural waistline, and features sheer lace coming up higher in back than the structured fabric for extra tension needed to hug the design into the body.
The layers of Organic Cotton are cut into a slim fit-to-flair silhouette, with clean princess seams that taper the design to the figure and visually lengthen the body.
In back, the dress has a triangular insert of fabric in the train to add detail and let it lay out beautifully. Hidden tulle under the dress supports the flair at the hem and can be tinted.
The hem is finished with appliqués trim of Champagne lace, and mixed appliqués climb up the center of the train in back adding texture and interest to the train.