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Friday, August 28, 2009

Project Wedding Dress part 4



I didn't get up last night nor at the crack of dawn this morning but thank God I did get up! I also had a wonderful thought. I'm going to have a floating hem in my dress. That means that I am going to shorten the lining just enough that when I stitch the dress to the lining it will pull the hem into place. There will be no stitches showing at all! It's genius if I must say so myself.
I sewed the dress skirt front onto the bodice and pin fit the sides as much as I could. Putting boning in the midriff was the smartest thing I could have done. The midriff has the corseted look I was going for. I was able to do a preliminary fitting and came to a couple of conclusions. First my dressform is bigger than I am. I can't get the dress zipped all they way on "Dolly" but I can on myself. Second, my boobs are not a big as I thought they were. I was fretting over not having made a big enough FBA when I actually probably added too much. I could stick a small pair of socks in my bodice! So while I was thinking of removing the straps for a more sexy strapless look, strapless is no longer an option. I need the straps to pull the bodice as close as possible. I am almost there. Believe it or not, I'm not anxious about the dress or the wedding. I'm anxious about getting this dress finished so that I can move on to other projects!
Several of my co-workers questioned my making my own wedding dress. Huh? I am the best seamstress I know. Why wouldn't I make my own dress? I never once considered anything else and even as a little girl I always knew I would make my own. What do you think?

11 comments:

  1. I think your dress looks beautiful and it's coming along nicely so far. When you sew like that, who needs store bought.

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  2. Your dress is absolutely lovely! I will definitely sew my own wedding dress, whenever the time comes. It's a great experience and a precious treasure to hand down to future generations!

    Are you using a pattern for this dress, or is it your own design?

    ~Bess B.

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  3. the dress is to die for. of course you wanted to make your own dress...who knows better than you what you want or how you want it?

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  4. Of course you are making your own dress. I dreamed of making mine, but seeing as how I got married when I was only 20, still in college, and getting married during our Christmas break, there was no time. I've always kind of regretted that. Oh well, I found the dress of my dreams anyway. The first and only dress I tried on. I only tried it on for the fun of it. It was a dress left over from the year before and was on sale. It only cost $140! even then, nearly 37 years ago that was a bargain! I did get my bridesmaids dresses made by a lady here in town. I couldn't find any that I liked anywhere.

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  5. I agree, what better person to make your wedding gown is would be none other than you of course....lol

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  6. YAY!!! Your dress is coming along beautifully. You most certainly do have skills, girly!

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  7. You're going to look gorgeous! You will be posting pics of you in it after the wedding of course.

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  8. In years to come, you'll look back on your wedding day, knowing you made your lovely dress, and smile. It will be special.

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  9. Your dress is coming along great. You will be a beautiful bride.

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  11. I have seen wide range of wedding dresses at Nordstrom... All those are really wonderful...

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