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THE TODD SKIRT AND OVERSKIRT WITH 1750'S CORSET BY SHARON
[Updated 4/6/15]



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 bride.

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 muslin 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 ROMANTASY. 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'.

Regarding 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 inquire.

Please choose and order your corset from our Fundamental or 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 exclaimed:

"You have absolutely outdone yourself! I love Chelsea's dress! She looks spectacular! Perfect!"

Todd Skirt and Overskirt
 
Quantity in Basket: none
Code: Todd Skirt and Overskirt
Price: $1,100.00

Shipping Weight: 15.00 pounds
 
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