Monday, December 21, 2009

Updates on a dress I am working on...

Well, first of all, I am giving away a pair of cute hand warmers! You can enter my giveaway HERE .

I have been doing a custom order for a wedding dress and I have reached a point where I am finally willing to share the progress. This has been an extremely fun project, and I liked having an excuse to spend $70 a yard on lace (even if the laces I wanted the most were all over $100 a yard) . I am only getting about $100 for this dress after materials, But I am so glad to have the opportunity just to MAKE it. I couldn't afford to make it if someone were not paying for the materials.

Just as a reminder, here is the Fashion Sketch of the dress.

This is the top and the underskirt. The top is not pinned on tight to the form. The form is only about a size 2 so the dress is a little bigger than that. The lace is all hand sewn on. I still need to hem the skirt, put the zipper in and cut off the extra netting on the lace.

This is the dress with the top sewn pinned on tighter and the over skirt on as well. The over skirt still needs all of the pleating done and I need to put the zipper in.

The top is fully boned and lined and has these buttons all the way up the back. I need to put some pleats at the top of the corset and then it will be finished.

This is the dress with the over skirt pinned up as it is intended to be. It looks pretty good to me so far!

I also still need to make the veil and the bolero. There is still a lot of work to do, but I am very pleased with the progress I have made.

Also... speaking of weddings.... Adam and I got our wedding rings finally, after being married tor almost 2 years. We got them from . Mine is very elegant and has a tiny little diamond !I love it!


  1. Congrats on getting your wedding rings :)

    WOW! That dress is adorable :) How I wish you were getting paid what you should for all the time you are putting into it but as a seamstress myself, I know it is a labour of love :)

    You are a very talented young lady and I wish you well in everything you pursue :)

    Have a wonderful Holiday with your family, regards, T.

  2. Found your blog on an etsy forum, and I had to check it out! Love the custom wedding dress--that takes some serious talent! :)

  3. That wedding dress rocks! Wow! You're one talented cookie! Love those new rings too!

  4. Wow! That is a gorgeous dress! And I think it's so cool that you bought your rings from an Etsy artist! Congrats :)

  5. What a gorgeous wedding dress! You are very talented!

    Congratulations on your new rings too!

  6. The dress is simply amazing! You must be making it for someone very special.

    great photo of the two of you with your rings!

  7. Gorgeous Wedding Dress!!! You're so talent!!

    Congrats for your wedding rings too!!

  8. This looks great...can't wait to see it all done!!!