I can't put into words how excited and honored I felt having been asked to make a wedding dress!! And by one of my dearest friends - no less. It was *such* a privilege! I'd been dreaming of making one for along time. So as you can imagine I was beyond thrilled when my darling friend, Lauren, asked me to make hers!
She did a bunch of searching in the couple months following her engagement and decided on this dress as the basic design idea.
|For safety reason we shaped the neckline on the dressform... ;)|
|So much pinning and tweaking...|
|Do you ever wonder how we make heads or tails out of these things??? Yeah so do I... lol|
|The final mockup. We did 4 all together I do believe.|
|We decided on this gorgeous silk chiffon for the material. Fully lined bodice and skirt, as well as 3 layers of chiffon for the skirt. Frankly I was a bit nervous. :D Close-ish time limits and having never worked with chiffon before. But I couldn't have asked for a better or more patient bride!|
|Getting ready to cut. A wee bit nerve wracking...|
|20+ yards of silk chiffon! So lovely.|
|I think this shows how fun silk chiffon is to work with... lol|
|After getting the dress itself finished we had another fitting. Everything was looking quite nice, but we decided to add a sash to set it off.|
|The first try on of the actual dress.|
|Experimenting with different sash ideas.|
|Overcasting the waist seam - after I was sure I wouldn't need to be tearing anything apart. :).|
|Tiny little sleeves. Super fluttery and sheer. :)|
|Just really liked this shot. ;)|
All in all I think it took about 2 weeks to make it.
A couple sneek peaks of the day...
Keep your eyes open for a post in the next few days about the actual wedding where you'll get to see more pictures of the dress, complete, on the gorgeous bride, with the sash properly placed, as well as a fluffy skirt. ;)