I love to see where gowns from our shop make their way out in the world. My client was kind enough to share some images of the lovely Wisteria in Velvet gown at her ball in Vienna, Austria. The final design has a sheer ruffle added to the bustline and flowers trailing down the skirt in continuation of the flowers on the corset.
Another from the same Blossoms in velvet idea as the pale wisteria version but adapted to suit this model. I am more than pleased with the results :) She really enjoys bobbinet corsets and I have been experimenting with it over the past year. I really love the styling and am over the moon.
Model: Threnody in Velvet
Photographer: Iberian Black Arts
Corset: Laurie Tavan
Latex: Lady Lucie Latex
Here are a few shots of it completed. You can’t even see the piping! In person it all sorta meshes together into one lovely soft shell. Now to start the zouave jacket to go over it.
Closes with custom self-fabric buttons with hand sewn buttonholes.
Waiting for buttonholes:
Continue reading Black Velvet Waistcoat: front closure
The velvet waistcoat is close to done. I’m contemplating adding a touch of bias piping…
Here are some inprogress shots –
Wool half moons:
These were lightly basted together to create the bust pads that fill out the area between the shoulder and the bust.
Drawing on the pattern:
This was repeated for a white linen lining and the two were flat-lined together. The mock-up was then fit and will become the final lining for the waistcoat.
Continue reading Black Velvet Waistcoat: patterning & lining
A quick photo: