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Cameron’s Final Fitting!

Cameron's final fitting by Brooks Ann Camper Bridal CoutureThis blog post was pretty easy…

Once the work on her wedding overdress was ready, it was finally time for Cameron’s basted fitting. The basted fitting is often the final fitting where the dress is mostly finished, with only a few areas basted for the possibility of changes. Since most of the pattern and fitting work happens through mockups, the final basted fitting is often the first time the bride gets to see and try on the real dress made of the real fabrics. And in Cameron’s case, the real fabric was a gorgeous floral silk organza, custom designed and locally printed at Red Canary Studio.

Cameron brought her beautiful mom to this fitting and we all had a great time together!

SPOILER: Since the fitting went so well, this post is really just a bunch of pretty pictures of a very pretty woman in a very pretty dress! So without further ado…

The First Look…

Once Cameron got into the dress, I was happy to catch these smiles of her first look at herself in the mirror…

Cameron's final fitting by Brooks Ann Camper Bridal Couture

Cameron's final fitting by Brooks Ann Camper Bridal Couture

If you thought the dress was pretty before, I think you’ll agree that it is a thousand times prettier on Cameron!

The Fitting

It would be easy to just call this perfection, but this is a fitting! The point of a fitting is to observe and experiment ways to improve. The cut-in-one sleeves were only basted together with lots of extra seam allowance for the possibility of changes. We decided to slim the sleeves ever so slightly for an even more amazing silhouette.

Cameron's final fitting by Brooks Ann Camper Bridal Couture

I was excited to clean up and finish these final seams!

The Veil…

Adding the veil gives another rush of excitement! Cameron’s mom did the honors.

Cameron's final fitting by Brooks Ann Camper Bridal Couture

Cameron's final fitting by Brooks Ann Camper Bridal Couture

Cameron's final fitting by Brooks Ann Camper Bridal Couture

Cameron's final fitting by Brooks Ann Camper Bridal Couture

I think you’ll agree that this suits Cameron perfectly! It was thrilling to see her original dream dress vision coming true.

Hustle and Bustle…

There was one other important element that needed to be worked out during this final fitting: the bustle. I came up with the bustle design after our last fitting, so I still needed to finalize the bustling points and make sure they worked nicely while Cameron was wearing the overdress and moving around.

It was fun having Cameron’s mom in the studio to snap a few action shots!

Cameron's final fitting by Brooks Ann Camper Bridal Couture

Cameron's final fitting by Brooks Ann Camper Bridal Couture

So gorgeous…

Cameron's final fitting by Brooks Ann Camper Bridal Couture

Ready to be Finished!

I finally had all the info I needed to finish Cameron’s custom overdress!

Cameron's final fitting by Brooks Ann Camper Bridal Couture

With such a beautiful muse, I was motivated to get right to work on all the little finishing touches that happen between the Final Fitting and the Delivery Day.

Keep following along and let me know what you think!

 

NEXT POST: The final seams, trim finishes, the bustle, and a lot more!

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11 Responses

    1. Thanks Tenisha! I’ll share my process of finishing the overdress, including creating the bustle points, in a new post coming soon. Keep following along!

  1. Hi there, I’ve been on your mailing list for some time. I’ve read through most of your posts, seeing how you make these special garments, learning from you. This one is, to me, the most beautiful dress!! Absolutely special and inspiring, from the fabric, the design, right through to the finishing touches. Love it!

  2. This dress is absolutely stunning! Found you via a link from Helen’s Closet. Cameron’s dress is SO elegant and gorgeous. Thank you for bringing joy to a random sewing enthusiast. It really is gorgeous and I can’t wait to see Cameron in her full bridal beauty! Great job all around, from Cameron’s vision to your execution.

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Hi there! I'm Brooks Ann.

I’m an independent designer and couture dressmaker for one-of-a-kind bridalwear located in Hillsborough, North Carolina. I also teach the sew-curious both in-person and online.

My blog follows along with the couture process of how each heirloom-quality custom wedding dress is made from idea to wedding day, as well as other interesting tidbits related to sewing, weddings, and body positivity.

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