A budding bridal couture dressmaker has set the bar extremely high for herself with the completion of her very first commission to create a bespoke wedding gown. Fiona Churchman used several different wedding dress fabrics from our collection to create the stunning garment, which was happily worn by her best friend Rachel.
Rachel knew from the start that her wedding dress was going to be unique and, together with Fiona, they set about creating design after design. The dress gradually began to take shape on paper; inspired by the style, sophistication and glamour of the 1950s era, a tea-length gown featuring ivory bridal lace fabric and embellished with daring scarlet accents emerged.
Next came what the pair thought was going to be the hard part; sourcing the exact fabrics they would require to make the vision a reality. Luckily, Fiona quickly discovered Wedding Dress Fabrics and told us that she found our website ‘clear’ and ‘easy to use’. Taking advantage of our fast and reliable Free Sample service, Fiona and Rachel decided together that Stardust, Majestic, Carnival and Francesca were all just perfect.
Stardust - Ivory Organza
Crisp, sharp and sheer, this lightweight organza is reminiscent of chiffon though has more body. The fabric was used as an overlay.
Majestic - Duchess Satin
From a rainbow of 40 color choices, Champagne was chosen for the beautiful bride. As well as using this fabric as an added overlay, Fiona also used it to create an exciting collection of wedding dress embellishments including a large bow on the back of the gown and a pretty sash around the waist.
Carnival - Coloured Tulle
Lovingly crafted in Italy, this tulle is soft-knitted to give it a sumptuous tactile quality. Fiona used it to create a divine, ultra-feminine petticoat.
Francesca - Ivory Lace
This Chantilly lace, which is available with matching lace trim, features a subtly-shaded floral bouquet and identical fringed and double-scalloped borders. Floaty and fabulous!
We asked Fiona how she would describe her experience with Wedding Dress Fabrics to others and she said: “I would highly recommend them to all dressmakers as their fabric range is beautiful and very easy to work with”. Thanks, Fiona!
Find out more about Fiona’s work by visiting her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FionaElizabeth Couture. Photos are reproduced with kind permission of Lucy Shergold at www.lucyshergold.photoshelter.com
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