And so it is done! The collection is finished and photographed and as we are awaiting the professional pictures, I thought I would post some technical information about the frocks themselves – fabrics used, pricing, etc. this post is illustratedwith the pictures taken on the day by my hunband, Lucas, the proper images and a blog about the day of the photoshoot with all credits etc, will be posted in a few weeks time!
The theme: Spring, flowers, pinks, greens and whites, all freshness.
1. Briar rose ( already photographed extensively at St. Audries – link here)
17th century inspired bodice, fully boned, coutil base covered with silk satin, linen lining,decorated with antique metallic and silk ribbon lace, plus the skirt fabric at the neck; lacing at the back. here size 12 ( so a bit too big for me);
Skirts, worn on net petticoats and muslin petticoat, are in 3D rose fabric, mounted on cotton organdy base. fabric used – 9m or the top and lining,
Price bracket – this design can be rendered in any colour and almost any fabric with labour prices starting from £800 for a bespoke item.
A 50ties inspired gown consisting of a corset in silk taffeta and an assymetrically draped circle skirt in silk taffeta (James Hare, 5m), worn on a net petticoat and a funky flounced petticoat, the corset and the skirt are decorated with a pink trim.
This design can be rendered in any colour, with taffetas and satins working best for the skirt. Labour prices starting from £600
3.Lily of the Valley
A truly fairytale gown, ideal for summer and spring weddings, especialy for handfastening ceremonies in the fields ( but that just my imagination running wild towards the vision of celtic priestesses, elf beauties and woodland nymphs…)
The outfit consists of a silk brocade corset, decorated with simple lace trim. The skirts of silk georgette ( 10m) are worn on a light petticoat for decency’s sake:-) silk armbands with the flowing sleeves add the elven, 12 century look to the ensemble
Again, can be made in any colour, labour prices starting from £800
A Victorian inspired ensemble: corset and skirts in silk duponi (2 shades, altogether 15m used) lined with organdy and silk, with braid ( 10m), lace( 15m), fringe (4m) and flower decoration. the skirts can be worn with or without the apron fronted overdress.
The design can be reproduced to match any colour scheme, with the labour prices starting from £1000
A simple and graceful dress in white embroidered cotton (4m), with a silk sash. Inspired by the 20ties and Downton Abbey series, this dress is perfect for brides favouring freedom of movement and natural lines – ideal for boho and destination weddings!
Can be customised to fit with any colour scheme and the dress can me made more elaborate by adding a short train. Labour prices from £400
A 18th century inspired gown consisting of a silk petticoat with a flounce, silk skirt with a train (7m) and a cotton stays ( corset) with decorative lacing. All worn on a muslin chemise and hip pads:-)
A Rustic Tuscany vineyard look, can be rendered in many colours and many different trims. labour prices starting from £900.
some of the dresses may be offered on sale as samples, please do enquire!
And that’s it in part 1 – in part two we will no doubt drool over Paul Mockford professional photos: I will also provide a full list of all the suppliers involved in the shoot – so stand by!