I finished the practice dress in good time. The practice dress allowed me to judge the fit, practice the laced back, make sure the corsetry works and to practice the lace overlayer. Here are a few pics, sorry they are few and oddly cropped but I was at a wedding and don’t want to show pics of other people for privacy reasons!

I’m really happy overall, I think it will work well with the longer skirt and in my wedding dress fabrics. I’m going to revisit the corset pattern a little as I think it is too tight at the bust edges!

Kim Debling is a Hampshire, UK based designer and Director of her own company Kestrel Design Ltd. She is mum to Rose and Harvey and wife to her best friend Steve.  She’s fighting off Stage 4 Lymphoma and sharing her story along the way, mainly via YouTube. Kim is passionate about being happy, mental wellbeing and in particular art and creative pursuits as therapy during tough times. She teaches online at Udemy, has published books and has art and printables available for sale.

The practice dress revealed… was last modified: May 4th, 2018 by Kim Debling