Better pictures of the white dress

As promised, here are better photos of Bonnie’s white dress.  My apologies if any of these load slowly; I went ahead and used larger images than normal so you can see greater detail.  Otherwise, white just doesn’t look that different from … other white.

A close up of the frilly lettuce style rolled hems for the chiffon layers.  Bonnie told me that despite my descriptions, she hadn’t entirely known what to expect of the skirt, and that she thinks the outcome is just beautiful.  The bias cut and lettuce edge both resulted in a skirt that moves nicely as she walks and should be really great when she is moving and shaking up on stage.

This second photo is of the dress bodice, and you can see a bit of the detail (all those seams for the corset!) and that the bust and skirt both have chiffon while the corset does not.  It’s a subtle difference but I think the outcome is very feminine.  Bonnie commented that she felt very secure, and confident that she could move freely without anything falling out of place (which is what 3 yards of boning will do for you) but that at the same time the dress is comfortable and she feels like she’ll be able to breathe deeply enough to really sing.

The whole picture.  Our goal was a flattering white dress, breezy enough to wear alongside men in Hawaiian shirts but constructed well enough to be slimming, and without looking too bridal.  I think this does the job!  More importantly, so does Bonnie.


3 Responses to “Better pictures of the white dress”

  1. 1 vavidoll
    May 29, 2008 at 12:11 am

    The dress is absolutely beautiful and very flattering. I find it so impressive that you designed this yourself seeing as I’m just learning myself! Congratulations.

  2. 2 3blessings
    May 29, 2008 at 7:59 am

    It turned out absolutely beautiful! I can’t wait to see what else you’ve been sewing!

  3. 3 itsnotmurray
    May 29, 2008 at 2:59 pm

    the details are gorgeous!

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