Now the 1850's gown is finished!
The bride came to try it on for a photo shoot, which was a lot of fun.The outfit is complete: chemise, corset, hoop, petticoat, gown and detachable train.
We went downstairs from my studio to my husband's office. More space for such a gown and better shots by the fireplace.
Since you saw it last, the bodice was made, with pleated sleeve caps, pearl buttons at center back and train. Initially, it was to be lined with coloured silk, but we kept it white and were pleased with the look.
It's so rewarding to work with a client like this, who is very involved in the look she is creating. It made my part all the more fun.