This dress has been a long time in the making and the result was absolutely worth the wait! As soon as this blooming bride has sent me the photos I'll fill you in on the full story, but for now let's have a peek at some gorgeousness!
I've never made a maternity dress before, so when the bride informed me that she would be almost 6 months pregnant on the big day I jumped at the chance of a challenge. Being pregnant myself made me feel even more confident that I could make this work.
The main difference in the dress is that the skirt is cut from the underbust with a very narrow 'waist band' rather than being cut from the waist. The front is slightly longer than the back (which is why I haven't finished the hem in these photos, a bump fitting was essential to get this right) and the petticoat sits at the underbust instead of the waist. We've also fitted the dress just a couple of weeks before the wedding to ensure it's perfect on the big day. Other than that, the dress is identical to the original design. Except the colour... did I forget to mention the colour?
When the bride said 'Burgundy' I became so excited. This fabric is simply gorgeous. It is a red shot with black and the texture is just incredible. It's been all about the shot silks this week with the cornflower sash, and now this beautiful burgundy. The black sash and ribbon trimmed petticoat work so perfectly with it and when the bride came to pick up the dress today it was just absolutely perfect for her. Maternity fishnets were mentioned, and wait till you see the head dress that she's had made with some of the left over fabric.
I almost can't wait for Christmas to be over just so I can see some photos of this beautiful blooming bride, she really is going to be the show stopper on the big day.
Apologies for the unfinished hem in these photos.