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Designer Lin McDonald. FdA

Here is a Small Sellection of Previous Commissions 

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Black silk bodice, boned and with small cap sleeve. A short straight underskirt also in silk, with several overlayers of gathered net. The skirt is knee length at the front, and ankle length at the back. Top layer is scooped up in several places and secured with a black sequin.

2011

These four garments were my final collection for the end of year show of my Degree. They each represent one of the four seasons, although not necessarily suitable for wearing in that season

2011

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Mother of the Bride outfit made of petrol blue silk, consists of an empire line dress with pleated net and sequins on bodice. A collection of flowers and diamontes are appliqued down the left side of the skirt. The hip length jacket has matching applique on the left side. A matching facinator was made but cannot be seen in this dark image. This fascinator was made for the Mother of the Bride outfit, the ribbon is made from the same matching fabric. A matching flower and feathers. (sorry, not a good picture)

2011

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Dress made from satin backed crepe in purple, dress has a ruched front across the bust, midrift and tummy area.

2010

 

One hat and one fascinator, decorated with feathers, ribbon and beads, both made from Sinamay.

2010

 

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Party dress above, for 16th birthday party, made of white satin.  Net petticoat deliberately showing at hemline, large bow on top edge of dress.

2007

Only the pattern was made for this dress, the measurements were given over the telephone. The customer emailed images of two different dresses that she wanted elements from each one combined into the one dress. The customer fed back that she only had to tweak the waist by 1/2 inch for a perfect fit.

2008

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An Ivory satin, fitted and boned bodice with a diamante edged neckline and a diamante finished dropped waistline. The narrow straps are detachable and it has a zip in the side seam with a false gold braid lace up center back. The skirt is made of ivory tulle in several layers and although barley visible in the photo, it is scattered with diamante on most of the layers, which glistened in the sunshine. This dress also has a very long detachable train which matches the skirt, and a large net petticoat to add support.

2007

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This is a medieval style dress in Ruby coloured Indian silk, with gold silk piping on the bodice seams and dropped waist seam. The fitted sleeves which end in a point over the back of the hand, also have an outer sleeve hanging in a long point, which is made of cream coloured lace with gold thread design, to match the wide banded neckline. The center back fastening has a hidden zip under the gold braid lacing.  The skirt is full length with a net petticoat. The fully lined cape worn as an alternative to a veil, was made of gold silk, with an extra large hood.

2004

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An A-line wedding dress, made in Ivory Duchess satin with a medium length train. The top of the dress is fitted and boned with an over-the-bust  (3" = 7.5cm) cuff dotted with diamantes. The detachable strap is styled like a halter neck and the center back fastens with rouleau loops and self covered buttons.

2003

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1998

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These front and back views show a dress in Indian ivory silk with a boned and piped tight bodice. It is worn off the shoulder with a fitted sleeve ending with a handkerchief style frill from the elbow. The bustle, sleeve ends and front bodice all has heavy beaded lace appliquéd cut and shaped into place. The center back has a hidden zip underneath the eyelets laced with silver cord. The skirt hem also has the beaded lace and is supported by a huge net under skirt.

My personal favorite

This Bride is my own daughter, designed by us both, in dusky pink silk and wine coloured velvet, decorated with dried effect roses, gold metallic piping, gold lace trim, with hand embroidery, beading and appliqué on the boned front bodice. The short veil matches an overlay on the skirt in cream tulle with an appliqué of gold net hearts, pearl sequins and beads. The back fastens with a hidden zip with a gold laced up finish. A long detachable train was finished with gold lace trim, this dress had many layers of net petticoats underneath to create a ball gown effect. The short puff sleeves were finished with a cluster of roses to match the center back dropped waist line.

1997

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There were 16 bridesmaids (a very young one missing from photo) made in wine and pink pattered satin, with gold metallic piping and ivory and wine lace trim. The style reflects a similarity to the brides dress, there were also 5 page boys with waistcoats made from velvet left over from the brides dress. The bride made all the headdresses using the same roses as used on the brides dress, and little matching bears for the children to carry 

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These bridesmaids dresses are made of gold coloured satin with a princess line. The bodices have an overlay of heavy gold coloured lace finishing as an empire line and has short lace sleeves.

1996

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These lilac satin dresses, are ankle length with 3 layers to the skirts. The top layer is slightly scalloped up with clusters of tiny satin roses in three colours. A little frill around the neck lines, again with clusters of roses, compliments the skirt. 

These girls were the Bridesmaids for the Bride below.

 

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Here is a wedding dress made of white crystal organza. The rows of frills has a wired edge to give them support, the front of the bodice included a large embroidered and beaded motif which sadly is not in view. The very long train was covered in rows of thrills and had a hooped and net petticoat.

1992

This young bride may look familiar, she is also the adult in the lilac bridesmaid dress above which is for her sisters wedding. This dress is made of white polyester silk with lace overlay in some areas and short puff sleeves. It has small flowers scooping up the over skirt and around the long train and includes diamantes randomly placed with a hooped and net petticoat.

1987

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These are the bridesmaids to the above wedding, four in pale blue satin, one in peach satin and the tiny one was white satin with peach trim. The skirts have hooped petticoats and the dresses are trimmed with white lace, neck frill and short puff sleeves. These dresses were made to reflect the style of the brides dress. The two girls at the rear left are also brides themselves in pictures above.

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1981

 

 

 

 

This bride is wearing a fairly plain dress in white crepe, with long puff sleeves with a mandarin collar. The top front of the bodice is a nylon fabric with small embroidered flowers which is not very clear in this dated photo. The adult bridesmaid had a peach crepe dress very closely matching the brides dress in style. The four children wore white cotton lawn patterned with small peach flowers, peach velvet ribbon and lace trim to finish them.

more pictures to come soon