- 8 years ago
- Wedding: September 2012
I’m pretty darn excited about this part. I’m going to be making my own wedding dress!! I’ve got a wonderful sewing teacher who’s done tons of wedding dresses, among other things, as well as dresses the style that I’m going for. She told me she won’t be doing any of it for me, but she will make sure that I know how to do it properly on my own. Good thing I’ve picked a simple style, with simple fabric!!
I’m going to be making a very simple 50’s style swing dress with a full circle skirt, and a kind of combination sweetheart/portrait neckline with off-shoulder sleeves. I’ve been told this is pretty darn simple, as far as dress patterns go, and my teacher thinks she already has a few patterns that we can just piece together. She’s of the mindset that you can always alter absolutely anything. So I figure it can’t hurt to start the dress right now, even though the wedding won’t be for almost a whole year. I plan to loose weight, so if anything, I’ll just have to take the dress in a bit, which is much easier than letting it out. And I won’t have to wait 2 months for someone to do it for me, either.
My teacher said it won’t matter too much if I don’t have all the undergarments just yet, but I figure it certainly won’t hurt. So this morning I ordered a lavender chiffon petticoat for it, and I really don’t want to have to get a fancy special bra, other than just a newer copy of a fancy one I already own. So not too worried there. I ordered the fabric for the dress this afternoon, too! It’s very simple, just a 100% cotton print. Once I pre-wash it, I’ll know exactly how it behaves, won’t need any special stitching or care for it, and even most possible stains shouldn’t be a problem. Not to mention, 6 yards of it was less than half the cost of the petticoat! I should be able to start cracking on this sometime next week. 🙂
Here’s the petticoat:
And the fabric I’m using for my dress:
It’s a simple ivory marble, with tiny white swirls on it. I like that it’s still a fairly “traditional” color, but it’s got just enough of a pattern to it that it’s a little bit more interesting.