WEDDING DRESS COMMISSIONS

Below are wedding dress and evening dress commissions that I worked entirely in hand embroidered.

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CORDED SILK DRESS

This wedding dress is made with lovely fine cream silk fabric. A swirly design is worked with twisted gold and cream cord hand sewn down onto the fabric.

Small flower motifs were cut out and applied in certain areas of the design and gold beads finished off the top of the design.

EMBROIDERED AREA

The bodice of the dress has one main design.

The skirt of the dress has one main design at the front of the skirt with smaller swirl designs worked around to the back of the skirt.

The train of the dress has five complete designs with a medium sized design between the main designs and small swirl designs joining the medium designs to the main design.

EMBROIDERY TIME

200 Hours

THREADS USED

Gold and cream twisted cord, two sizes of gold cord, three different types of gold beads and gold flower motifs.

DRESS FABRIC

Fine cream silk fabric

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BODICE DETAIL

This wedding dress is made with ivory satin fabric. A trail of satin stitch leaves, beaded flowers and stem are embroidered along the bodice seam, to partially disguise the seam and add a little interest to a beautiful simple dress.

EMBROIDERED AREA

Along the seam of the bodice, below the bust line worked to the side seams of the dress.

EMBROIDERY TIME

32 Hours

THREADS USED

White pearl beads, pink pearl beads and tear drop beads.

Ivory silk floss for the satin stitch leaves

DRESS FABRIC

Ivory satin fabric

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BODICE SIDE DETAIL

This brides maid dress is made with blue satin fabric. A trail of long and short stitch leaves, beaded flowers and stem stitched stem are embroidered along the side of the bodice and part way across the bottom, to add a little interest to a simple dress.

EMBROIDERED AREA

Up the right side of the bodice and part way along the bottom.

EMBROIDERY TIME

12 Hours

THREADS USED

White pearl beads, blue pearl beads and long straight beads.

Three colours of blue silk floss for the long and short stitch leaves and blue metallic kreinik blending filament used to whip the stem stitched stem.

DRESS FABRIC

Ivory satin fabric

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Address: 1481 Hunterbrook Road NW, Calgary, Alberta T2K 4V4, Canada Telephone: (403) 274 6293  Email: tanja@berlinembroidery.com