Hi-lo Screen Printed Wedding dress.
Danielle is a print designer, and like lots of brides, fell in love with Olivia Palermo’s much coveted wedding outfit. (she wore a pair of cute lace shorts with organza skirt over the top, and a knitted ivory ballet wrap top).
Danielle wanted to emulate Olivia’s style, but making it her own with a Lace top which has a boat-style neck and a deep V at the back and long slim sleeves, which would be worn as separates, meaning that she could mix and match each piece for other occasions. The cuffs and neckline were embroidered with a scalloped lace edging. A golden silk bias-cut camisole was worn underneath.
Being a print designer, Danielle wanted to be very involved with the design of the dress. After choosing the lace for the top, Danielle took a sample away and designed a print to compliment.
Meanwhile, I made the patterns for the skirt layers, and marked them out on the organza, a slightly opaque layer for underneath, and a softer, finer organza layer on top. Danielle and friends then got together to work their magic creating a winding floral an leaf pattern on each skirt layer.
The skirt was made in a wrap style, with a deep thigh split. The skirt also had a hi-low design, which meant that the hem was shorter at the front, giving a more dramatic cascade from the side view.
In cutting away the printed fabric from the hem, it seemed such a shame to waste it, do we had the idea to trim around each piece, and embroider them to the waistband, and cascading down the thigh split to add yet more texture to the overall design.
I was so happy to see some of the beautiful photographs from the day at Burgh House by Babb Photo
I love working with creative people, especially when they have a skill to add! And now I’m determined to work more hand-printed designs to my collection!