Nicola was an absolute dream to work with! We got on, had a laugh, and I got to have some quality time with her new baby, Otis. Baby Otis came into this world a little late and it pushed back our sewing time. But I love working under pressure! We waited for Nicola to give birth and settle into mum-life fully before we started a single thing.
Nicola loved all the ideas we talked over and came up with some fun elements for her gown, including pockets. (Yes, I said pockets!)
Originally, This gown was to have a zip back, but after talking about the practicality elements of feeding a baby, and forever changing boob size, i suggested a corset back style. This meant that Nicola didn't need to worry about the gown being too tight or loose, she coud chose on the morning how she wanted it to feel.
The fabric - Wow, this material was tricky to sew, but my gosh it was worth it! We chose a champange/blush heavy satin, to go underneith a pearl embelished tulle. As you can imagine, ironing seams and running the fabric through my sewing machine was hard with pearls in the way, but we made it work. And the result is just perfect with Nicolas red lip and long dark hair!
And we of course had to make Otis a bow tie to match mums gown! I grabbed some of the off-cuts from the gorgeous champagne satin (reducing waste, yey!) and it was so simple and fun to make. How cute do they look together?!