Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Wedding gown in progress

Well during this long holiday weekend which begins for me tomorrow!  I'll be making a friend/client's wedding gown.  I decided to use Vogue 2931  with a modified bodice.  I also cut the mermaid bottom fuller.  I won't post any actual pics until after the wedding.

Today I'm actually in Philly finishing up a business trip.  Our trip was cut short, but since I had the room reserved I decided to stay and get some rest in anticipation of my planned marathon sewing over the next few days!

I began working with the bride a few months ago.  She was loosing weight so I'm just starting her actual gown.  She successfully lost 12 pounds, so I had to really adjust the first muslin!  That's what I love about making a muslin---imagine if I had cut this expensive satin!!!!!  We had a second muslin fitting last week and she put on about 2-3 inches.  She has strict orders to eat lots of salads and drink water until her wedding day!

 I'll hit the deck early tomorrow morning to begin working on the gown.  Her wedding is August 15 so I want her to have her dress no later than the 20th of July!

I won't post the inspiration pic just in case someone she knows happens to check out my blog!

Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a wonderful July 4th!!!


Faye Lewis said...

You are much braver than I.

Towanda said...

Can't wait to see the finished dress.