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My Wedding Dress

charlotte

My Wedding Dress
« on: April 05, 2020, 14:39:26 PM »
Exciting news: I am engaged! And in these current challenging times my wedding dress is the one thing I can start planning!

There is no date or anything yet for obvious reasons!!

I’m thinking something similar to this Burda Style pattern, but perhaps with pleats instead of gathers and of lace motifs and tulle over the bodice, extending to an illusion neckline.



At the moment I think I would like a pale pink or oyster silk taffeta with a dramatic beaded lace for the overlay.

My current plan of action is:
1. Draft a pattern and make a full toile (including corselette)
2. Make a test dress - a knee length version in Liberty lawn with a silk organza yoke (to be worn to my brother’s wedding)
3. Make the dress

Luckily I have the necessary supplies to crack on with step one as soon as I’ve finished off my coat.

Wish me luck! I’ll keep you updated!

Acorn

Re: My Wedding Dress
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2020, 14:49:10 PM »
Oooohhhh!  Congratulations!!   :hug:   0_0  Lovely news to share in.   :D

We are going to enjoy following your exploits very much indeed.
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sewingj

Re: My Wedding Dress
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2020, 14:52:36 PM »
Come on @charlotte  we need more than that!  When did this happen, and where and how?

Attempting to be a Tailor of Gloucester

Sandra

Re: My Wedding Dress
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2020, 15:06:22 PM »
 :toast: Congratulations.

I look forward to seeing your dress as it all comes together.

Sandra.
xxx

Greybird

Re: My Wedding Dress
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2020, 15:08:09 PM »
Congratulations and all the luck you deserve! The pattern looks lovely and I look forward to seeing the progress.

Lachica

Re: My Wedding Dress
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2020, 15:16:39 PM »
Congratulations @charlotte. Looking forward to following the progress of the dress.
Mary
2020 stash: not gonna count, not gonna feel guilty.

Ellabella

Re: My Wedding Dress
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2020, 15:36:50 PM »
Many congratulations @charlotte, we do love a wedding here :D

At least you can plan your dress now, even if others things are on hold.

BrendaP

Re: My Wedding Dress
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2020, 16:05:01 PM »
Congratulations  :toast: <3 <3 :toast:
Brenda.  My machines are: Corona, a 1953 Singer 201K-3, Caroline, a 1940 Singer 201K-3, Thirza, 1949 Singer 221K, Azilia, 1957 Singer 201K-MK2 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
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SkoutSews

Re: My Wedding Dress
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2020, 16:05:18 PM »
Congratulations! How refreshing to hear some happy news. Looking forward to hearing about your progress with that lovely dress!

Catllar

Re: My Wedding Dress
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2020, 16:44:09 PM »
Congratulations, how exciting. Look forward to seeing the progress and thanks for sharing with us! :toast: :toast:
If life gives you lemons, add to gin and tonic !

Helen M

Re: My Wedding Dress
« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2020, 17:12:09 PM »
Congratulations @charlotte on your engagement  :toast:
Stash Busting 2020
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So far: 9 metres

Efemera

Re: My Wedding Dress
« Reply #11 on: April 05, 2020, 17:28:28 PM »
Love a wedding dress!..look forward to seeing your progress.

Bodgeitandscarper

Re: My Wedding Dress
« Reply #12 on: April 05, 2020, 18:20:04 PM »
Congratualtions!  0_0

Looking forward to seeing pics  0_0

UttaRetch

Re: My Wedding Dress
« Reply #13 on: April 05, 2020, 18:27:17 PM »
Congratulations @charlotte on your engagement and forthcoming marriage.

I am currently hooked on the car crash television that is 'Say yes to the dress' and cannot believe the over-priced vulgarity that some brides choose.  Your dress is going to be fresh and lovely.
What goes around comes around.

charlotte

Re: My Wedding Dress
« Reply #14 on: April 05, 2020, 18:34:27 PM »
Thank you all!

Obviously he was quite limited on what we could actually do, stuck at home but we had a lovely three course dinner and then he got down on one knee, taking me completely by surprise!!

Here is the ring in case anyone is interested: