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Featuring The Construction Of The Emma Gown

Below are a series of photos I had taken while I was working on the Emma gown.  For some reason I had imagined her in a light pink and so I was taking inventory of what I had available to me, I discovered the perfect fabric for what I imagined. Which was a combination of aesthetics from Gwyneth Paltrow's Emma circa 1996 and Anya Taylor-Joy's version from 2020 where you see Emma in darker evening wear.

What's funny is that I didn't even sketch out my design for the Emma gown, it all came together as I collected all the fabrics together and while I was working on it. From start to finish, I had exactly what I envisioned in my head and I was able to finish the gown in 2  and a half weeks.

The most time consuming part about the dress was all the hours I put into the handwork. From pinning the beading into place, to sewing them to the dress, readjusting the beading, and all the thread knotting, was probably a week on it's own.

I think from the family photo of real life matchmaker Cristina (Conti) Pineda and her family, she is pretty happy with the results.

Cutting the Skirt Lace Out While Being Inspired by Cinderella

Cutting the Skirt Lace Out While Being Inspired by the new version of Cinderella.

Dress details

Bodice Details

Skirt Hem Close Up of the Emma Gown

Front Beaded Bodice

Full Emma Dress

Cristina Conti Pineda in the Emma Gown

Cristina (Conti) Pineda in the Emma gown with her "Mr. Knightley."

1 comment

  • Stunning work!

    Julie

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