Our Halloween bride, good friend and corset model
Chelsea, designed her
fabulous 2012 Halloween wedding corset ensemble based on the
couple's theme from the movie,
Sweeney Todd. The spectacular skirt completes this
creative bride's vision for her
Halloween wedding celebrated at the top of the famed
St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco. Only the week before, President
Obama had dined in the same room used for the reception
banquet! We were honored to attend and help dress the
The lined sheath style underskirt was produced in cotton-backed satin,
and worn with an overskirt featuring row upon row of
black lace ruffles interspersed with white satin ruffles.
Each row of black lace has been hand-cut to show a
scalloped bottom edge, while each row of white satin
ruffles has been perfectly and minutely hemmed.
Lace can be substituted with satin or another fabric.
A fuller A-line style skirt may be ordered and would
require a hooped petticoat worn underneath.
The overskirt may hooked onto the underskirt, or be tied
or buttoned in front.
Because the skirt
is in two separate layers, the overskirt may be worn in
the future over a black skirt for a different 'look.'
The Todd Skirt includes one fitting in person in San
Francisco, shown below with our extraordinarily talented
Brazilian seamstress, Maria, or we can mail you the
to fit at your location.
Skirt price is quoted
for labor and fabric; please let us know more about the fabric
you desire, or will provide.
The corset Chelsea wore is
modified from a 1750s style by our senior corsetiere,
Sharon McCoy Morgan of Altered Tyme Corsetry for
We embellished the black braid trim on the corset with
Czech rhinestones, then rhinestoned Chelsea's hand-made
matching choker and custom-made black wristlet gloves. We
also produced one choker for each bridesmaid as Chelsea's
special present to them. Chelsea designed
detachable black and white silk chiffon sleeves, and
first tried a gathered satin bodice "modesty" insert, but
settled on a soft chiffon one to match her sleeves. The insert can be removed
and the corset worn alone for a more sensual 'look'.
color we will exercise our judgment and choose
the color indicated. If you desire an exact match with
a shade or hue you have in mind, please tell us so below
and mail a color swatch to: 2912 Diamond St., Ste. 239, San
Francisco, CA 94131.
Regarding skirt length, we suggest you
measure while standing in your stocking feet. You need a
few inches of distance above the floor and wearing shoes
or heels will provide the appropriate distance. Typical
production time is 6-8 weeks depending on the season, or sooner with rush fee.
Please choose and order your corset from our
Elegant Lines of corsetry.
Our happy bride is shown at her reception with her new
husband Rob, and below with their flower girls and
Chelsea's dad and mom.
We were particularly pleased
when Rob's mother made a special effort to thank us and
tell us how lovely her new daughter-in-law looked. We
were even more pleased after
the ceremony when beaming hubby Rob first saw us and
"You have absolutely outdone yourself! I love Chelsea's dress! She looks