Custom Made Wedding Dress For Navada

Little do I enjoy more that getting to design a wedding dress with £100 a metre beaded fabric! I worked with Navada to create her vision she had for her big day. Custom making a dress means I have the customer work with me every step of the way. The dress usually evolves as we go.

First was choosing the fabric. Navada choose a beautiful beaded lace with lots of embellishment. We built it on a nude underlay to show off the lace pattern to its full. The nude stretch fabric stabilises the lace also.

Photo- Cross cashmere. Model- Caitlin.

We used the stunning edging along each edge of the bodice top.

The main body of the dress before it's sewn together. With beaded fabric you have to take off all the beading in the seam allowance which takes AGES!

The bottom skirt was cut out of a full circle shape to give lots of volume. There was also an extra piece added into the centre back to give an even larger train.

We used an opaque stiff fabric to stiffen the lace so it had some body to it.

We used an opaque stiff fabric to stiffen the lace so it had some body to it.

Once the length was decided we could start to add the detailed adding by hand.

This was the first proper fitting and to check that the dress was going in the right direction.

These shots were taken at Cross Cashmere HQ with the gorgeous unisex wrap. £489.

These shots were taken at Cross Cashmere HQ with the gorgeous unisex wrap. £489.

Photo - Lynne McCrossan, Cross Cashmere HQ.