When a bride – or anyone else, for that matter! – is wearing a dress that has been custom made for her and her alone, that dress acts like an extension of her body. It hugs where it should, gives where it should, and needs no tugging, tucking, pulling, or adjusting to stay just where it’s meant to be. The woman wearing it looks effortlessly gorgeous.
But achieving that kind of fit and support is anything but effortless. The making of a couture gown is an involved process. Every stitch, every seam, every piece of fabric and boning must be just so inside the garment, with the end result of making the dress look as though it’s floating on its wearer’s body.
When we’re making custom dresses for our clients, we’re often as enamored of the insides of the garments as the outsides. We want to share pictures of the insides of several of our pieces, illuminating the work that goes into making a perfect fit as well as the unique, hidden beauty of that work!
The inside view of this bodice shows the precisely-measured boning, underwire, and nude mesh needed to give the illusion of lace laying directly on the bride's skin.
Look around the arm hole of this corset to see the careful hand work needed for a flawless, finished look.
It takes a lot more than just hoops to give a hoop skirt its signature volume!
We love lining pale garments with pink satin taffeta. The pink on the inside of a dress or skirt creates a beautiful, warm glow that gives a piece that little something special.
This gorgeous piece includes bra cups placed just so, to give its wearer the perfect amount of support and shape, without the need for undergarments that could ruin the line of the top. And look at that sweet lace bow between the cups – like a secret, just for the wearer!
Sometimes, it takes a lot of hidden fabric to create the volume a dress requires. This underskirt does all the heavy lifting, while looking light as air.