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A Couture Tour of Sally’s Wedding Dress

Brooks Ann Camper Bridal CoutureAfter all the designing, patternmaking, fitting, and finishing, Sally’s custom wedding dress was finally complete. Before the fancy photoshoot and Sally’s final trip to the studio, I took some detail shots on the table and on the dressform as a little tour. The nature of the wrap dress made it uniquely easy to show off both the outside and inside of this one-of-a-kind creation. I hope you enjoy this photo-filled post!

The Couture Tour

Here’s Sally’s asymmetrical striped wrap dress unwrapped!

Brooks Ann Camper Bridal Couture

If you look closely you can see where the stripes were matched through many of the seams…

Brooks Ann Camper Bridal Couture

Here’s a peek at the pleated shoulder…

Brooks Ann Camper Bridal Couture

…and the edge with the button loops.

Brooks Ann Camper Bridal Couture

And here’s Sally’s unwrapped wrap dress from the inside!

Brooks Ann Camper Bridal Couture

A little closer look at the bias bound top edge (with lining, hanger loop, waist stay, and hidden separating zipper)…

Brooks Ann Camper Bridal Couture

…and the binding of the single armhole.

Brooks Ann Camper Bridal Couture

Here are the two hems swing tacked together…

Brooks Ann Camper Bridal Couture

…and the label and other finishing goodies!

Brooks Ann Camper Bridal Couture

Getting Dressed Up

Here’s how everything works together to create an asymmetrical one-shoulder wrap dress!

First, Sally’s arm will go through the single armhole and then the waist stay ribbon is clasped together.

Brooks Ann Camper Bridal Couture

Next, there is a hidden separating zipper to be zipped!

Brooks Ann Camper Bridal Couture

To make sure it doesn’t come unzipped, I also added a hidden covered snap.

Brooks Ann Camper Bridal Couture

Then the wrapping begins! The buttons hold everything beautifully and securely in place while hiding all the secret inner-workings.

Brooks Ann Camper Bridal Couture

Pretty cool, huh?

If you are wondering how any of this was crafted, search through my previous posts! This is my eleventh (!) post following the custom couture process of this dress being created (it all starts here) and there are only a few more left.

 

NEXT POST: I turned my sewing room into a photography studio to take the photos I’ll share in the next post! Here’s a behind the scenes sneak peek:Couture sewing: Brooks Ann Camper taking photos of Sally's custom wedding dress

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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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