This was such a lovely project to work on and a truly sustainable wedding dress. Rosie first contacted me saying that she had found a vintage wedding dress in an Antiques Market in Norwich. She had fallen in love with the exquisite champagne colour and lace, and felt destined to wear it. However, she wasn’t as in love with the top of the dress, which albeit pretty was rather out-of-date with modern trends. Rosie showed me several inspiration pictures of wedding dresses that she liked and I redesigned the bodice to feature a fresh, youthful camisole-like bodice with plunging back and elegant spaghetti straps. For this upcycle I was able to cut my new pattern from the existing bodice, using all of the original material. The only new material I used was satin lining for the inside of the bodice and the straps. To make this wedding dress even more wonderful, I contacted Heather at Sash & Veil who created a beautiful bespoke veil for Rosie. Heather was able to match the colour of the dress and also used left-over lace to embroider the tulle veil. Rosie looks absolutely incredible in a wedding dress that was given a special second life! Photography by Salsabil Morrison.
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