Shakespeare In Love

Draper & Seamstress

Directed by Judy Braha

Costume Design by Emma George

Renaissance inspired dress.

Consisting of a triple skirt, the first layer is made of pleated silk dupioni, covered with a layer of metallic orange and gold crinkled organza along with another layer of lilac organza. The front is accented by hand-sewn gold trim.

The bodice is formed by creating a complete structure: the front panels, piped with velvet and adorned with hand-sewn beading pieces, are sewn onto the side seams for easy alterations. These panels are grommeted to allow for decorative front lacing. The sleeves are finished with a bias trim and elastic, and the dress fastens with a zipper at the center back for quick changes.