Using silk organza and lace, Lea-Ann wanted to communicate a feeling of softness and ease while still remaining sleek. As she sketched, a trumpet silhouette with cascading tiers of silk organza scattered with hand-cut lace flower appliqués emerged.
Tag: From Sketch to Wedding Gown
A little while ago, we shared a rough sketch and some design details of Lea-Ann Belter’s newest ball gown, Eleanor.
Wondering what Lea-Ann imagined her corseted, lace and silk dupioni frock would look like finished?
Here’s one of Lea-Ann’s illustrations!
When Lea-Ann designed Jemma, she had in mind a classic bride who’s drawn to contemporary simplicity. Picturing a polished ball gown crafted from light, eco-friendly silk dupioni, Lea-Ann moved on to sketch out Jemma’s details.
“I didn’t want the entire bodice to be covered with lace because that would look too traditional, so I added the draping at the waist to give it a modern twist.”
During the creation of a bridal gown – as with lots of things (like a wedding) – things don’t always go according to plan.
Which actually is often a good thing!
When Lea-Ann designed Eleanor, she envisioned a sophisticated, airy, romantic gown, sketching out hand-cut, appliquéd lace, soft box pleats, and structured bodice.
Her imagination overflowing from a recent trip to England for Harrogate bridal market, Lea-Ann was itching to create! When pencil met paper, her vision of a classic, ladylike wedding gown with a full skirt, pleating, and lace revealed itself.