Monday, December 10, 2012

More Wedding Sewing....

I've been slowly but surely checking a few more things of my wedding sewing list.

What's that??
Oh - er, no. Still haven't started on *the* dress yet. I know, I know! I need to get cracking.  :)

However, I did finish my sis Aspen's dress - you can see a peek of it above in the picture, lying ont he bed with one sleeve. :) It's the most gorgeous shade of robin's egg blue cotton lawn, with a really full skirt decorated with 3 tiny tucks, a fan front, and petal sleeves with a white puffed sleeve underneath.

And the best part! We also came up with the idea to make a swiss waist to go over the top. A *pink* silk swiss waist. I think it will be awesome.

I've also been working on my corset. It's nearly finished! Just have some of the edge binding left to do. That's one reason I haven't started on my dress yet, didn't want to start it without my new corset to fit with!

I'm using a different pattern than I have before. The last two times I've made myself a corset, its been from the 'Silverado' option of the Laughing Moon corset pattern.

This time I chose the 'Dore' option. Even though it's supposed to be better for fuller figures, and the Silverado is supposed to be good for thinner figures, I think I like it better. I also ended up adding bust and hip gores to give it more shaping. So far I'm liking it alot!

And I actually splurged and got the real-deal corset material - some lovely strong white cotton coutil. Wonderful stuff! I've never had it in my hands before now, but I can easily see why its considered tip-top for period corsets. :)


Rachel Hope said...

You are so talented with sewing ! My goodness that dress is lovely and looks so well done.
I should think its hard to make a corset, bully for you undertaking that project more than once. But I suppose its fun when you know what you are doing,
I cant wait to see your gown.
Blessings ~ Rachel Hope

Stephanie Ann said...

I can't wait to see the finished dress! Good luck.

Lilac Bud Gal said...

Looks 'fun'!!! Although, the corset was surprisingly easy to make, in my opinion. I thought it was going to be SUPER hard. :) Aspen's dress looks so beautiful!!!! I can't wait to see it with the Swiss waist. :)

Katrina @ Edelweiss Patterns said...

Have fun sewing, Atlanta! I know it seems like there's so much to do right now, but you will remember these projects for the rest of your life. Twenty years from now these few short weeks when you're preparing for your wedding just might seem like some of the most precious days of your life. :)

God bless you!!


Kara @ The Yellow Warbler said...

I love the tucks! What a lovely project.



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