Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Handmade Wedding: Custom Wedding Dress FINAL PICTURES.

So, For those who have been watching the progression of this custom wedding dress, here are the Final pictures (which also means that if you are tired of looking at it you will be glad to know that it is finished! ) You can see the original sketch for this dress here:



http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_MbslqFmDhaI/SzBTt6KYdOI/AAAAAAAAAvk/Sy5CXewNwLg/s1600-h/TarasDress1.jpg



This project ran so smoothly I can hardly believe it is over... I keep thinking I MUST HAVE MISSED SOMETHING- but at this point it really just needs to fit, and most minor changes I would expect the customer to have done locally by a tailor, and we used a muslin fitting garment so I expect the fit to be pretty good.



This dress is Designed By me, the patterns are made by me and it is entirely sewn by me as well, including some beautiful hand sewn details. This is a finished project that I am very proud of. I knew I could do it of course, but sometimes you have to DO something to convince your knowledge of your capabilities to overcome your insecurities.





I was also commissioned by the same person to make this birdcage veil and facinator:




The facinator which can be worn without the veil





The veil, which can be worn without the facinator too, of course.


The dress is very versatile and has four pieces, a bolero, a top which is fully boned, an underskirt with alencon lace details, and an over skirt with an inner tie up system that adjusts the length of the skirt (and then several pin on flowers)


That means it can be worn like this:


(this is the alencon lace underskirt)


Or like this:


(this is the over skirt when it is all the way down)




(This is the back, it has a very small train)


A few detail shots:



(The bottom of the dress worn as it is intended)



(this is to show the detail of the pleating on the bolero)


And this is how it is meant to be worn:


I took these pictures in old town in Albuquerque, New Mexico






We got a lot of comments about how beautiful the dress is, which means a lot to me, because they see a LOT of dresses as it is a very popular place to get married and get wedding pictures taken, so the shop owners there see a LOT of dresses.


I should have taken some business cards :)


For future reference... (you know, like market research...but less organized and targeted)


I have a question for YOU...


How much would you pay for this handmade custom designed wedding dress?


What about the veil and Facinator?


Consider it a guessing game. I will tell you in a few days how much I charged for this dress, as long as it is known that I will never ever make a dress like this for that price again ;)


that is...unless, I just feel like designing, or you are my good friend, or....


I really loved making this dress because the customer had some ideas but she really let me design it myself, and that is important to me, but I know I underpaid myself by a pretty long shot.



Thanks!


Xoxo,


Erica


PS- if anyone is interested in a custom wedding dress, veil or facinator, feel free to contact me either by email: ericahvoges@yahoo.com or by convo in etsy http://acrylicandsteel.etsy.com/



8 comments:

  1. wow you did an amazing job!!!! that is one very lucky bride! the gown and veil are just beautiful!!

    ReplyDelete
  2. WOW! GORGEOUS!

    I bet you feel good about this, it is beautiful :)

    I think you mentioned how much you were getting paid but I know the amount of work you put into it you are not getting paid what you are worth but put it down to experience, definitely have the bride give you some profession shots (for free) with her in the dress so you can use them for marketing etc.

    I LOVE the versatility, I LOVE the detail, you are amazing :)

    Have a great evening, T. :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. Lovely work! I have no idea how much someone would pay. We didn't do the whole wedding dress/tux thing, so I'm not much help.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Thanks guys!

    I got married in Vegas and was never one of those girls who had her wedding planned from the age of 5 so I have no idea either!

    ReplyDelete
  5. This is SO amazing. The offset ruffle around the side is simply to die for. Wow is all I can say...

    ReplyDelete
  6. Omg that is awesome! very pretty! ♥

    ReplyDelete