adventures at home
I don't know about the flaws, the dress is beautiful, you did an awesome job!
@alethia Thank you! I'm not thinking about the flaws anymore, just looking forward to regular sewing next year. Happy new year to you!
its so amazing to build your own wedding dress >_<!!!I love those pearl butons on the back, i think they really bring some essence to the dressI hope you will eventually have your perfect and satisfactory wedding dress, and be the prettiest on your wedding day :D
Thanks, Denise! It is the perfect wedding dress for me. I love it, and everyone at the wedding did too.
Congratulations on finishing the dress! The lace is beautiful. I love the V-detail & buttons at the back, simply stunning.
Your dress is amazingly beautiful! I love the buttons! I hope to one day sew my own, your blog is so inspiring to continue to have that aspiration! Congratulations, happy marriage to you!
congratulations. wishing you all the best for the future.your dress turned out beautifully and fits so well. love the shape of the skirt. I am making a wedding dress for my cousin's fiancee at the moment with mermaid skirt as well. it's not easy to handle duchess satin and lace, so you've done great!
Hi Orchids in May! Thank you so much! Your own blog posts about making your wedding dress has been very helpful and inspirational for me!Thank you, Saxon! Making my wedding dress was frustrating and fun at the same time, but if you love sewing, I definitely recommend it.Thank you, Jean! The skirt of your cousin's wedding dress is looking fabulous and from your blog post, it looks like you know what you're doing. Hope everything goes well with the dress and that you have fun making it :)
Hey I'm going to sew a lace wedding dress too and I have a question did you use vogue pattern 2931 ? and how do you sew the skirt overlay lace without the thread(seams)showing ?
Hi! I did not use the standard seam. I think it's called applique seam, you place one edge on top of the other edge and sew along the lace design. I have a close up of it here: sew.jostan.com/2011/09/lace-madness.html, but Susan Khalje's book Bridal Couture was my main guide in making the dress. Hope that helps!
WOW! So incredibly beautiful - you did a wonderful job!
@SewPetiteGal - Thank you!
what kind of lace did u use on your dress? its beautiful
Thanks, Sheillanne! I think it's called Alencon lace.
wow your wedding dress looks so beautiful! i've decided to embark on making my own as well, and have a similar idea to yours (different shape but same layers) and have been confounded by the same questions you had about how to sew together all the different pieces (lace, fabric, underlining, lining). what/how did you end up doing it? did the rigilene boning end up working fine?
Thank you, Nita! I used the steel boning from Susan Khalje's store. It was easier to be able to remove the boning while I was sewing everything together then sewing it in almost at the very end. I made quite a few shortcuts, but here were my basic steps:- machine sew corset and skirt lining together- machine sew silk bodice and silk skirt- hand sew lace bodice and lace skirt- baste lace and silk bodice together- baste lace and silk skirt together- machine sew lace/silk bodice to corset/lining at top edge- machine sew lace/silk bodice to lace/silk skirt at waistIt would be great if you can get a copy of Susan Khalje's book Bridal Couture. It's just so helpful!