I am working on a pattern for my neices wedding dress. The bodice has small straps as part of the bodice, with cross over bodice, fitted waist which extends to high hip leverl. She wants to have ruching and soft pleats across the bodice and all around the waist. I have been working in miniature to try out the pattern making techiniques, but would like to see what others have done.
I am not sure how I should stabelize the finished sections other than underlining them. The fabric choices will make quite a difference here. One she like is a very light “Bridal Silk” the other is a Dupponi.
Any and all suggestions, photos etc. would be helpful.