Wedding Guest: Red Velvet Wrap Dress

0 Posted by - May 18, 2016 - Bespoke

Mairead-Lee---Wedding-Guest---Valerie

Valerie came to me looking for a dress as a wedding guest to a Christmas wedding. We decided on a red velvet wrap dress with some seventies style detailing. As the fabric is so rich looking, the less detail the better.

I hadn’t used velvet before so it was a lesson it itself. It has to be cut all in the same direction as each angle is a different shade of wine.

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The ruched bodice and puff sleeve give the dress some shape whilst the circular hem and split sleeve let the fabric flow.

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The buttons are also covered in velvet so it didn’t detract from the dress.

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I chose a luxurious silk satin lining as you can see it as you walk plus it feels nice against the skin.

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It was all finished off with a silk braided tie belt.

It was definitely the most tactile dress I have ever made and I would definitely use velvet again.

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