A Wedding Dress for Kensington Palace

I had the exciting pleasure of making a wedding dress for my friend of 13 years Amee whom got married at Kensington Palace in July. Not only did I make the wedding dress but also the Bridesmaid outfits, Flower girls, Page boys, ties, bow ties, waistcoat and veil....phewww.

Amee came to me with a vision and we worked together to choose a lace that would work with with her design. We used a nude stretch satin for the backing which gave comfort and meant we could make it nice and fitted. 

construction

Firstly we cut the backing fabric and then cut the lace in the same panels.

pattern cutting
lace applique

We used the lace edging as detail along the dipped back and also added an illusion tulle to appliqué on the lace.

edging lace

We used 21 mts of edging on the dress which included the bottom and the veil. 

Lace applique

Here you can see we cut around the appliqués and added them onto the illusion tulle.

mermaid wedding dress

All the appliqués were hand sewn onto the bottom tulle and tule lengths were added for drama. Amee lives in London so we only had two fittings to get it right!

kensignton palace wedding dress

Here is Amee's dress with the veil added in the vestibule at Kensington palace.

backless wedding dress
mermaid lace wedding dress
carolyn baxter wedding dress

Amee is the founder of Spanish Stray Dogs and of course she had her two rescue dogs attend the palace wedding! 

Photo :  Dave Evans of www.west.je 

Bridesmaids

Here are the Bridesmaid skirts and tops and the tartan ties made for the big day.

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