The Making of a Bespoke Set - Handmade by Elma
1 meter Alençon Lace (Made in France)
11 yrds Satin Plush Back Elastic
25 Rings, 34 Sliders
0.33 yrds Stretch Silk Satin
12 Clear Garter Grips
1 yrd Double Faced Satin Ribbon
1.5 yrd Plush Elastic
1 yrd Scallop Edge Elastic
This bespoke project started with the idea for a red garter belt but once we found this gorgeous Alençon lace it turned into a full 3-piece set to showcase the beauty of this material. To give it a luxurious touch each panel of lace was lined with silk, each strap is adjustable, and gold hardware is used throughout.
Over the course of 8 weeks I worked closely with the client to adapt the design to her desired specs. The bra and garter evolved through multiple iterations as we added straps, removed bulk, changed proportions here and there until everything worked harmoniously.
This set cannot be duplicated due the the limited supply of fabric.