I really do love working with slightly unconventional fabrics when it comes to wedding dresses and one that I really love is cotton. I’m currently working on a brand new vintage inspired wedding dress design aptly named “Dottie”. For this gown I’m using the very popular illusion bateau neckline under a sweetheart bodice with a large polka dot tulle overlay. All of the under-dress as well as lining is made from cotton making the dress much more breathable than the average wedding dress and also creating something a little less formal for those who aren’t after a traditional wedding dress. I’ve also added cotton binding around the neck and arm holes and the intention is for it to be worn with a colourful contrasting belt. As I’m a huge fan of red I’m creating the sample with a red cotton belt.
As with all of my designs I sew them without a petticoat attached so they can be worn without a petticoat for those who are after a more simple 50s style or they could be worn with a full petticoat to add plenty of fun.
This gown is available for order in standard sizes for $890. Contact us for a full made to measure or semi made to measure prices.
Here are some progress shots of creating Dottie along the way…