Summer wedding dress

Summer wedding dress

And finally , here is the much awaited blogpost about the wedding dress I made. If you’ve been reading my blog earlier you might have read that I was in a wedding in May. This was kind of a special wedding for me, because I made the wedding dress for the bride, and also the ties for the whole male wedding party in addition to something I myself could wear to the event. Here is what I made: 1 yellow silk satin wedding dress for the bride 7 yellow silk satin ties to match 3 off-white shawls for the bride and bridesmaids 1 lavender silk dress for myself 1 lavender silk vest for my husband (already blogged about here) 1 lavender silk bowtie for my husband (already blogged about. Pls see above link)   Summer wedding dress The work with the wedding dress started already at Christmas time, when my cousin approached me and asked if I would make the dress for her wedding. After giving it some thought I accepted. After all, it’s a big task taking on to make someone’s wedding dress – something I haven’t done since my own wedding back in 2006. If you want to read more about the patternmaking and the first part of the dress making I blogged about it here. The dress is made in the most slippery silk satin you can imagine, and was everything but easy to assemble as the whole dress is made on the true bias. I was afraid that the seams would break,[…]

Making a wedding dress – part 01

Making a wedding dress – part 01

Hello. It’s been a slow week for me sewing wise, but I thought I would share with you an ongoing project. My cousin asked me  if I could take on making a wedding dress for when she is getting married in May. My biggest project as of yet (that isn’t for myself, that is). A little hesitantly I agreed to do it. I was thinking it would be nice to spend time with her, and still… it’s a lot of responsibility to take on to make someones wedding dress. What if I get it wrong and can’t make it flattering on her.? Or if I don’t do the seams as they should be done and the whole dress falls apart when she’s trying to put it on on her wedding day.? Well, I guess I just have to make sure that don’t happen. The start of the project She came to my place before Christmas, and we talked about what she was envisioning and showed me some inspirational photos. Then during the holiday I started sketching on some designs and sent them to her for approval. This is the one she picked: The idea was to have a simple dress with a clean cut and straight lines. When I first drew the sketch I thought of a dress in several layers, with a brightly coloured satin or thai silk at the bottom and one or two layers of silk chiffon at the top. However, when she picket the design and we talked about it, it was decided that the[…]