I was so excited to see the inside of the wedding dress made in 1920’s!
Want to have a look?
Hook and eye closure in front at neck-line. Neckline and closure placket are finished with voile bias binding, final stitching by hand.
French braid for hook and eye closure, right above the first button.
All in one facing. See, the edge of the fabric is not over-locked, just cut with zig-zag scissors to prevent the fabric from unraveling.
Shoulder pads, covered with satin fabric are hand-stitches to the shoulder seam.
Dress shield – double layered underarm pad made with silk fabric. It was used to absorb the seat and prevent the self fabric from staining.
Information about the dress shield manufacturer is printed on! They were made by Kleinert’s MODINE.
Ruffled horsehair braid was sewn into the waistline at sides. it adds more volume at hips and create this famous hourglass silhouette.
Waist-stay – made with grosgrain ribbon and hook and eye closure.
Hem is reinforced by horsehair braid and it is all stitched by hand.
Nest time I show you some more pictures of the dress under construction.