This dress is made out of a lux creme matte satin. The entire bodice is princess seamed, with very little detailing. The entire back is open underneath a winged upper back piece with crimson lacing across the open lower back. A line of dark black natural pearls encased in faceted glass run down the butt of the dress, mimicking a row of buttons. The train is just over 4.5 yards (just under 14 feet) long. The entire skirt has a slight bubble hem and is fully lined.
The underskirt had to be made out of 3 separate hoop skirts stitched together with wooden dowel rods holding them in place. Even still, the weight of the gown collapsed the last hoop skirt. We ended up devising a small tripod of wire hangers and another wooden dowel rod to lift the last part of the train.
The black and red two tone taffeta ribbons are completely handmade. They were fully gathered and tacked along the back of the skirt so that they would always follow the flow of the train.
Over all, this dress has 25 yards of fabric in it. I think this is the biggest dress I have made to date.
Designed to the Bride's specifications. Made by me.