Hi you crafty bunch!
This is the 3rd in my ‘series’ of posts showing the stuff I made for my Wedding!
So, as I’ve mentioned before, we had 2 ceremonies, the legal ceremony with just immediate family (which I also made a dress for, I’ll post piccies of that next!), and then what we call our actual wedding the next day which was a Steampunk themed ceremony which was a big surprise to our guests, who thought it was my 40th birthday party
And now we have my Steampunk wedding dress, or technically my wedding skirt and corset!
For the corset, I started off with the Simplicity 1345 corset pattern, buuuuuut I’m a [UK] 40J and patterns are defo not aimed for my kind of bust size! I’m not particularly familiar with how to do bust adjustments, because 4 years ago (whilst making the dress) I hadn’t really made many clothes, so I just winged it and made lots of muslins making adjustments as I went.
I do wish I’d added some straps to it, because I did stil l have to wear a bra and you can see it even though I wore that lovely sparkly wrap (not made by me, but I it) to try and disguise it. I did use spiral bones, with contrast edging and seams, a dangly crochet trim, and lace up eyelet back.
Skirt was pretty basic, a long circle skirt with elastic waist, and I used some hook and eyes to make the pick ups as I figured I might want to wear it in the future and have the choice to have it up or down! The petticoat I did buy, but I hand trimmed the tiers with sequins for extra sparkle! The fabric incidentally is a two tone purple taffeta from Abakhan Fabrics.
And finally the obligatory wedding day smoochy shot!
Hope you like it!!