The dress is beautiful. Absolutely stunning! Embellished in gorgeous Swarovski crystals and fine lace. The silhouette is off the shoulder panelled with a gorgeous fishtail with lace and Swarovski detail. The bodice is covered in lace as well and embellished lightly in each flower with Swarovski crystals.
So I was approached to make a custom fitness costume for gorgeous Kate who had such potential I just couldn’t resist helping design the hottest fitness costume this side of the Southern Hemisphere. She wanted bling and the bang de la boom show girl style with a Mary Poppins twist. Kate wanted something hot that will help her with her success as she really wants to win that fitness competition that she has worked so hard for. To start with I fully beaded a diamonte bralet. Then I made the diamonte costume bottom with fully manoeuvrable lace and satin bustle and white satin Coco Chanel collar with cute red satin double bow. Fabrics we all cannot resist. Then I designed and hand sewed a miniature top hat with a new fabric I have found called FosshapeR300 that you can blow dry and mould into a hardened shape. I love innovative fabrics and that is definitely a new one although expensive works fabulously. I then covered the hat in black satin with a red band and feather that is removable. I also made a pair of white gloves and shoe covers. Here are some pics. Please follow my blog or like my Facebook page on the right hand side to see more custom designs from designer dressmaker Ashleigh Patel of Secret Culture. Ashleigh is an Australian based designer and dressmaker living in Newcastle Australia. You can contact her via email at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested in custom made items.