Friday, April 12, 2013

Wedding Attire Progress

The wedding gown is essentially done!  I really wish I could share it with you... but, I can't.  I also almost finished the flower girl dress, and sadly I cannot share that either since I used the same fabric as the wedding gown. (I promise to share pictures of everything as soon after the wedding!)   BUT, I did make good progress to the outside of the mother-of-the-bride dress, and I can share it with you. This is a close up of the bodice.  I need to add the lining and attach the "sleeve" on your right.  Marfy has no instructions, so I'm just guessing, and playing, and looking, and rearranging, but I think this is it. 
I love the fabric and I love the dress!  I want to make this dress for me!   There will be some sort of bling on the ruched/gather square.  Either a broche or some sort of bedazzling.
Here's a full view.  I love the seams in the front.  I bought some ivory china silk for the lining, but I think I need something closer to the color of the dress.  I think it will be too difficult to make it perfect so no lining peaks out and to make it easier on myself, I'm going to get some lining that closely matches.

Now, for MY dress.  I like this pattern and the version with the twisted peep hole.  I got two fabrics.

and I've cut out the top one which is a silk charmeuse and have basted silk organza underlining, but the bottom one is still calling me. (It looks l ike a water color painting)  The bottom fabric is a sheer silk that I will underling with a lime green so that the yellow and green pop.  I may make the dress from both (I still have 5 weeks) and then choose one.  Which one do you like?

I have signed up for a weekend fitting class with Judy Kessinger through the local ASG.  So tomorrow morning I'll be out of the house early to take an 8AM class on tees, and then sunday on pants.  I'll take lots of photos.

Happy Sewing.. have a great weekend!


1 comment:

  1. The mother of the bride dress is absolutely beautiful!