Thursday, August 8, 2013

My Wedding Gown

 To design my wedding gown I used three patterns and combined the elements of each design that I liked. I used McCall's 4713 for the skirt. I liked the train and fullness. For the bodice I used Simplicity 9829 but used the sweetheart neckline from Simplicity2174.



In this photo you can see the bustle. I made a European bustle which ties up under the skirt through a series of carefully placed rings. Pinning the bustle was a little tricky. I had only ever pinned a bustle while a gown was being fitted on to the wearer of the gown, in this case I had to pin the bustle while my dress form was wearing the gown. It took a little while for me to adjust the height of the dress form just right. : ) Nonetheless I was pleased with the outcome.


Here is a close up of the sash front which I hand embroidered and beaded with tiny pearls.

And the back of the sash closed with ribbon flowers I made from organdy ribbon and satin ribbon. It was difficult to capture the details since it is white-on-white. : )

Since I was quite young I had always dreamed of sewing my wedding gown. It was a fun experience I will never forget!

5 comments:

  1. Sarah...congratulations! You did a beautiful job. Every stitch shows the time love and prayers that I know you stitched in every seam. May our Lord bless your marriage. May HE guide your husband and yourself as you begin this new life together. Blessings to you! m.

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  2. Your dress is so pretty, and you are a beautiful bride!
    Blessings to you both!
    Anne♥

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  3. This is such a beautiful dress! I admire how well you can sew. I learned how to hand sew working at an 1830s museum but the sewing machine is a little intimidating to me! : ) And I absolutely adore the flowers in your hair, such a great choice. A very late congratulations!

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