Forgive the cheesy play-on-words, but that's what this post is all about! In Enzoani's Summer 2012 magazine they explain what goes in to making a wedding gown...not just any gown, one of BHB's favorites, Ghislaine.
This beauty is comprised of 15 yards of tulle for the dress and then 15 more yards of tulle for the overskirt. Thirty yards!
Can you guess how many hours it takes to make just 1 of the Ghislaine wedding gowns?
70! 70 Hours to put the following together from the pattern panel:
the 30 yards of tulle on the dress and overskirt,
16 yards of dupioni silk,
15 different kinds of carefully hand cut fabric,
17 different kinds of beading,
50 individual lace appliques that are all hand cut and placed,
116 different pattern panels hand cut and placed,
and 116 pieces of panel. With the petticoat, skirt, scalloped hemline, interlining, and panel ready to go, they are all sewn together to create the gown. The final touch? The beaded applique at the empire waist is sewn on last and vuala! Designer Kang Chun Lin's one-of-a-kind gown Ghislaine is completed.
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