Saturday, March 26, 2011
Another Wedding Dress
I'm back again with another wedding dress. Late in 2009 I was asked to re-make and re-design a wedding dress for a nice young lass. It had been her mother's of course, but the fabric was in good condition. She didn't want anything over the top, and that is understandable given that we didn't really want to buy too much more for the making of the frock. Unfortunately, I didn't think to take a photograph of the original frock. It was typical of the seventies, ie empire line, slightly A-line skirt with seaming, train coming from back panels, some lace on the bodice, quite large sleeves, and little guipure daisies as edge trim. Oh, and the fabric was a lovely white crepe [and still nice and white].
Having such a volume of fabric in the sleeves was a great help, as I was able to cut a bustier from them. The skirt part was simply sewn in at the top area, enough to fit her waist, and that gave me enough to cut off the bottom, and discard some of the marked areas. The little daisies came in handy for a simple asymetrical bodice trim, and a tiny bit of left over became a flower. The only new things were the hot fix crystals [3 mm] in the daisy centres, and the continuous rhinestone beading attached to the top.
I am pleased to say she was really thrilled with the finished result, as was her mother. This was a challenge, but one I enjoyed because of the sentiment involved. The lass looked just stunning on her big day. Again, simplicity seems to work in most cases.
Thank you all again for your enthusiasm regarding my hardanger. I am so enjoying making something to fit a piece of fabric I have, rather than buying fabric to fit a design I have!! Hope that makes sense.
I have returned to the 'normal' font. For some reason my monitor is displaying fonts much larger than before, and I thought that might be showing up in the big world of blogging. I didn't want to appear to be talking at the top of my voice to attract attention. Obviously, what I see, others don't. Thanks for telling me.