Wednesday, September 19, 2007

W is for Wedding Dress

W is for Wedding dress. Today I met Cute Girl her Mom and little sister at the Bridal shop in the Big City and she tried on several Wedding dresses. She loved certain features of the dresses and wanted them combined, so we took notes and then headed to JoAnn's Fabric Shop. I will design my own pattern and use the best features of both dresses to produce our own creation. I assigned CG the task of designing the bead work for the bodice of the dress. I bought some great sequins and beads on E-bay. Things sure have changed from when I made my own dress, waaaaay back in the day.

We liked the cumber bunt on one dress, but the tulle skirt, with 9 layers of tulle on the other one. We will add an organdy overlay We will design our own sleeves that give her more room to move.
The price of the dresses at the bridal shop were close to $500. CG's Mom purchased all the materials for about $115. Happy birthday to CG, I will sew it for free.
Yes, if you look in the mirror over her left shoulder in the bottom photo, that is S3 looking on. I told him it was bad luck to see her in the dress. Both S3 & CG laughed. Well, I guess he won't see the actual dress. He just got to see her in two dresses that weren't THE wedding dress. They are a cute couple.
It was a fun experience. Isn't she just photogenic? What a natural beauty! S3 thinks so too.
Thanks Pixiestylist for the title of this post. :D

4 comments:

Sailor said...

Hi Friend,

What a nice post. And what I nice dress she will have. You are the best. You will both have some nice memories from your collaboration.

pixiestylist said...

i brag about your sewing abilities to EVERYONE, and that is saying something, considering i talk to AT LEAST 10 random strangers a day for a minimum of 15 minutes each. i tell them all how you made a wedding dress in a day. did you get pix of that one?

AnnieOfBlueGables said...

You are so kind about your comments, sweet daughter. Thank you.
No, I was so stressed from making that one in a day, I didn't even think about taking a picture. I didn't hem it or even serge the seams because the lady didn't know if it would fit I just assembled. The wedding was Friday, and the bride wasn't even coming into town until Thursday. I thought she was a crazy lady and wanted just to get that one GONE asap. I just told her she would have to finish it. I should have charged double just for my stress.

RisibleGirl said...

Oh how I wish I could sew like you- but then again, I'd want to spend time that I already don't have, sewing!

I can't WAIT to see the finished product! She is just lovely and so lucky to have you for a future mother-in-law!

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