The Wedding Gown and You
Having a wedding gown designed and created for you is a special and unique experience. You will be wearing a gown that reflects your personality and style. Not only will you look stunningly beautiful but you will also feel comfortable on your wedding day.
Every bride has a complimentary and obligation free consultation at Catherine's Bath based Studio. Your ideas and dreams will be interpreted by Catherine who will also suggest her thoughts on style and silhouette to enhance your figure. Sumptuous silks and beautiful laces will be looked at and chosen for your gown. Together you will be working towards perfection on the day. It will be a gown created for you and with you. Within this design process Catherine will look at the possible suitability of the bride wearing a corset under her gown or to have the corset integrated into the gown thus giving the best foundation and fit. The other possibility is to have a corset made as an outer garment to create a real "wow" factor!! The joy of wearing a gown created for you means you achieve the most perfect fit and get exactly what you want!!
If you decide to proceed Catherine will cut your own personal pattern and make it into a calico toile which is a sample garment in unbleached cotton used to obtain a perfect fit before cutting into the silk. This also gives Catherine and the bride the opportunity to tweak the design and adjust the fit, experiment with the position of the neckline and make any adjustments to the overall potential look of the gown.
By the time you meet again the gown will be cut and be partially made in your chosen silk. You will be able to see a vast progression from the toile to the actual gown and how special it promises to be. A possible three or four more fittings will be required before completion. Your gown will radiate richness and style brought about by Catherine's skill, experience and expertise in hand crafting a gown which will be a work of art to be treasured for years to come.