So my near and dear friend Lisa reached out to me last year, telling me the happy news!
Yay! Getting married! Would I make her dress??
Then…a second call came , with even MORE joyful news….there was a baby on the way!
So, the planning and designing had to abruptly change , because we’d be planning for a 7 month pregnancy body:)
A bit of a challenge, but since the bride had already chosen an empire waist Regency inspired gown, we were all set.
|Finished Dress; shown with detachable train!|
Finding the fabric was easy. A quick trip over to Jagjit Textiles here in Brampton landed us some lovely medium weight satin and a drop dead gorgeous silver net lace overlay.
Constricting a gown that was adjustable was a bit more of a challenge. I knew we’d have to accommodate baby….and so here are the results!
|Happy Bride at last fitting. Still some room to grow!|
|The ribbon tucks in or can stay out, to help adjust over the waist.|
|Close up of the bodice|
|I had to cut and shorten the lace trim edge; by hand! New skill!|
|This is where the ribbon hides.|
|The front of the bodice was designed to not be attached to the waist; to accomodate a growing bust line.|
|Before attaching overskirt.|
|Hand basting lining.|
Oh…and yes…a bouncing baby came along a month or so later. All are well & doing just fine.