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Thursday, August 2, 2018

BRIDAL JUMPSUIT WITH DETACHABLE TRAIN


I've been so anxious to share this project with you.  This was my second bridal "original" this year and as a designer...it was a dream come true!  Chloe really knows herself,  so when it came to her bridal "gown", she actually wanted to be true to her style.  She told me that she just doesn't wear dresses and didn't think that her wedding day should have to be any different.  With that in mind, she came to me with some ideas back in February for a bridal jumpsuit.
In getting to know a little bit more about her, I learned that she loves pearls (in fact, her engagement ring is a pearl), the color pink and rose gold....all elements that could be used in her "one-of-a-kind gown". 
 
Chloe had seen some bridal gowns with splashes of color and was considering incorporating some color into her own....knowing that, as I was sourcing the fabrics, I introduced her to 3D fabric.   Based upon the contemporary  look of the gown, I knew this would add some nteresting dimension.  An added bonus was finding just what I was looking for in a light pink.  I shared my vision to use it in the folds of the train.    Did I mention the train is detachable?  Yep!  There is a center back zipper and she can step right in and out of it! 

I also found a 3D applique that I thought would tie in well on the bodice; it has little bitty pearls as well which Chloe loved.  I took some of the small florals from the pink fabric and incorporated them into the design on both the front and back of the bodice.

If you notice the sleeves, I made them bell shaped from a net fabric with hundred of tiny pearls in an art deco pattern.   I found the fabric locally and shared it with Chloe, hoping she'd fall in love with it as much as I did....and I was right!

Getting the draping just right for the train took some time.   I knew we were looking for some extra body so that there would be fullness, so I ended up adding a complete layer of interfacing to the entire train, along with a 3" horsehair braid edging at the hemline.

I made Chloe a matching hair comb with white and pink florals.  She wasn't quite sure how she was going to wear her hair, but wanted a little something for the big day. 

Obviously, these photos were taken in my studio....but I'm looking forward to getting some from the actual wedding day.  Chloe and Connor were married at the base of the Flatirons in Chattauqua Park in the presence of about 60 of their closest friends and family.   A contemporary wedding, for this contemporary bride! 

Chloe, thank you for letting me be a part of your special day, you were a peach to work.  Cheers to a lifetime of happiness to the new Mr. and Mrs. Laws!             

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