Sunday, May 20, 2012

Sewing by the seat of my pants PT 2"edited"

Since Blogger will not let me create a new post!? Here are some pictures of the finished dress at the wedding:


Let me back up a bit.
The B2B decided to order a wedding gown from China. She came over to my house to go over some wedding details...(did I mention I was co-coordinator with the matron-of-honor?).She showed me the dress she was going to order. Now I am not to keen about ordering form outside of the continental United States so when we could not get clarification on the color of the waist ribbon, I took that as a sign that maybe, just maybe, this was not the best idea. A day later I convinced her not to purchase from that retailer due to reviews about some of the China dressmaker sites.

(below image from )
Elegant White Dot Lace With Bowtie Wedding Dress(MA-670)
So that began our quest to find a wedding gown. After checking a couple of local dress shops, including Da.vid's she still could not find what she wanted. We even traveled across the bridge to Jersey to an annual Goodwill dress event. She found two that her sister and I both thought were beautiful on her but she left without a purchase. You see, I had received the guinea pig text message already and although she was full of confidence in me, I was not.. I secretly hoped hat she would find a RTW gown.

I found butterick 5325

She liked it, I took her measuremnets, found some fabric in the stash for a muslin and got to work.

Next:  "The long road of fittings".

Blessings and Love



zoeope said...

I love the story\text message about how this dress came to be. Its beautiful and am sure the bride loved it. Sometimes we under estimate ourselves until we are 'pushed' to do things. If someone approached me to make thier wedding dress.. I'll first run in the other direction. :-)

DawnSSL said...

Thanks for your comment! I am guilty of under estimating myself... working on that.