I create each dress with the individual bride in mind, taking into account her interests, inspiration, body type and wedding.
Each dress I create is one of a kind, this is one of the reasons that makes Cora Stitch different to the off-the-rack designs in boutiques. I understand that it can be daunting to choose the perfect dress from the start, so I have put together a range of dresses to give my brides ideas and inspiration for our dressmaking process.
wINTER LIGHT ELOPEMENT IN GLENCOE
Inspired by ethereal artwork, this gown was made from a 1930s silk nightgown I restored to fit Sophie and a created tulle overlay coat with butterfly sleeves to play within the windy landscape.
Photos BY SARAH BARTON PHOTOGRAPHY
Willow is inspired by leafy trees and a Victorian silhouette. This gown is has a satin scalloped edge slip and a tulle wrap overlay which features leaf details trailing up the bodice. Fastened by a velvet waistband and ornate detail fastening. Puff sleeves with a shirred lower arm to add extra texture to this dress.
Photos by LOU ROB PHOTO
Yvaine is inspired by stars and the moon in the night sky. A satin slip dress with a gold speckled sheer tulle crop top tied at back with a long tulle bow. Finished off with a detachable shoulder trains with gold bead and celestial details. Sparkle the night away.
photos by lou rob PHOTO
Loosely inspired by my love of late 18th century fashion and mother of pearl. A lightly boned sheer corset which has built up from a strong power net, iridescent voile and tulle with iridescent bead details. The closer you look, the more you discover. Skirt is a gather skirt with layers of iridescent voile and ivory tulle with a gathered flounce. Light and airy – this dress is made for twirling.
photos by lou rob photo
gLENCOE ELOPEMENT PHOTOSHOOT FOR NATIONAL TRUST
Inspired by a hiking loving bride, working with the landscape this dress was made up of a light voile and tulle wrap skirt for hiking ease with a cupped bodice with Scottish flower details. An ode to the landscape where the elopement took place.
PHOTOS BY hOLEYN pHOTOGRAPHY
A gown that has stepped out of fantasy novel. A silk 1780s inspired corset with trailing petal details and neckline ruffle which petal dye details. Exaggerated puffy sleeves that adds to the historically element and a long sheer wrap skirt with dozen of hand sewn petal details that train down the skirt train.