When presented with an idea of an elegant ball gown where the back is somewhat backless, yet needed a zipper closure, I rose to the challenge.
Year 12 student, Keely looked nothing short of amazing in her ball gown recently.
Using fabrics sourced from local WA suppliers (I’m a huge fan of supporting local trades and businesses) Keely chose a white synthetic chiffon and satin and left the choice of bodice detail to me. Even though a totally modern look, I wanted to retain the brief of Vintage Hollywood Glamour so chose something a little Art Deco for the finishing touch.
The bodice detail worked over the foundation and soft bra cups gave an even look. It is pinned in position onto the dressform and then the diamante detail placed on top.
The straps were shortened to the desired length after a fitting along with the zip placement and further straps to support the back.
The near completed gown in the workroom.
Keely (and my daughter also wearing No.9) at the Botanical Gardens Wanneroo
The back of Keelys gown. Yes, there is a zip at the center back.
And to finish, a hint of diamante to the small of the back.
Keely looked elegant and sophisticated in her ball gown. An absolute pleasure working for you.