Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Guipure Lace Wedding Dress

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I sewed this dress for my dear friend Linda. Doesn't she look amazing!? I lost count of the number of hours I spent on this dress, but I truly loved making it. This particular lace is a guipure lace, which is heavily embroidered motifs. In order to piece the lace together, it is essential to drape the lace on a dress form and hand-sew in together. Yes, entirely hand-sewn.... carefully cutting around each motif and overlaying over the next piece to blend the lace without seams. It was a labor of love indeed, but well worth it in the end.

I love my dress form :)
 I did a simple silk sash and did some simple hand beading to accent it.
Check out those silk covered buttons. So classy :)

I'm working on another wedding dress now that has a alençon lace top and a English netting bottom. To die for... that wedding isn't until July, so stay tuned!