My vow to never attempt to make a white wedding dress was well founded. Something about the pressure of working with expensive white silk in a house full of sticky fingers, paint and occasional glasses of red wine has never really appealed. However there’s nothing like a request from one of your favourite people to make you change your mind. And so I did. The fact that she is beautiful enough to look wonderful in a bin bag was also a positive starting point.
My friend had seen a 30’s inspired dress that she loved and we used that as the starting point for the bias cut design which we worked on together. I cut a pattern from cotton muslin first and then began the fearful task of cutting white silk crepe on my living room floor.