I stated in my goals for 2016 that I was making my sister’s wedding dress, my bridesmaid dress, and my mom’s mother of the bride dress.
This is ALL I am working on right now. Not really. I am doing my regular work and doing these other things along side that. I’m not stressed. Or waking up at 4 a.m. having minor panic attacks. Or sewing at 4:30 in the morning because I can’t get back to sleep.
Or maybe I am stressed and have done those above things. Despite the stress, I wouldn’t have it any other way. My sister is, well, there are really no words fitting to describe the wonderful person she is. So instead of trying to find the words, I am making her a beautiful dress for her special day as a thank you for her existence.
We’ll start with my least amount of work and move up.
My Mom’s Dress.
It has not been started and may not get started 😦 I am a bit heartbroken by the idea. I have never made a garment for my mom before and was looking forward to making her something beautiful and unique. She however sat me down and told me she didn’t think I had the time to do it. I didn’t want to accept this as a reality. But she’s probably right. As she almost always is. So, “we shall see” is the status update on that one.
I have had this dress designed since I found the fabric in college. I saw this print and thought: tea length, tea party dress.
Lacey let all of her bridal party pick whatever we wanted to wear. I immediately thought of this fabric and dress that has been waiting for years to be made. She gave me her seal of approval and now the other 2 ladies in the bridal party have picked their dresses off the colors in mine. That worked out well 🙂
As of now, I have the bodice pattern made. Woop! The corset is made! And part of the bodice is made. That cream sticking out at the bottom will be covered, worry not.
I originally envisioned this dress having straps, but as it is coming together it may end up taking a strapless turn. I don’t typically do strapless because I do not have the boobs to hold it up, but I am feeling more confident with the corset in place.
You don’t get pictures of the actual dress yet. Can’t ruin the surprise silly 😉 But you can have pictures of her fabric!
Isn’t it gorgeous. Her lace looks like her. It’s perfect.
As for the progress. It is very much looking like a dress. Which is a wonderful feeling for me, and I am sure her. It would be weird to have a naked bride walking down the aisle.