The wedding has long since been and gone, but I’m finally getting around to posting these photos of Paula in her dress. A big thanks to Dave Watts for taking such beautiful pictures! I feel super lucky to have these lovely shots of something I’ve made. You can find him here if you’d like to see more of his wedding … Continue reading The finished dress: Paula and Adam’s wedding photos
In 5 weeks time the actual wedding will be over, so this is the big push to make up the final dress! In an ideal world it’ll be ready for the final fitting by next weekend, leaving me a couple of weeks to hem it, add a hook-up train solution, and do any last minute alterations. And … Continue reading Wedding dress part 5: it’s the final countdown
This is going to be a fairly quick catch up, mostly because I don’t think I took many decent pictures! In my last blog post (here) Paula tried on the first toile, we pinned it to fit and we made a lot of design decisions. I used those fabric pieces to draft a new version of … Continue reading Wedding dress part 4; second fitting
We’ve had our first fitting on the wedding dress, and it went pretty well :) Although the toile was only a rough outline of how the dress will actually be, it did show the important ideas and the fit actually wasn’t too bad! I didn’t make the under skirt for this one because I feel … Continue reading Paula’s wedding dress part 3: first fitting
I have taken the two commercial patterns I bought and had a good, close look at them. Instead of cutting out the tissue paper pieces I’ve traced them off onto dot and cross paper so I can keep the originals intact for another time. Plus, that tissue is really irritating to work with! It’s virtually … Continue reading DIY wedding dress part 2 – pattern and first toile
Literally every single person I know who has made a wedding dress for a friend rolls their eyes and says never again when asked about it… But I am super psyched! My friend and ex-colleague Paula is getting married in September and cannot find her dream dress. She wants a long sleeved, round necked dress … Continue reading Embarking on making a wedding dress
I literally can’t stop thinking about dresses – 50’s dresses; denim dresses; the sort of long, gathered, tiered dresses that one might wear to skip through a meadow of dappled sunlight – I want to make them all! And I will… Or maybe more accurately, I will start making them and then find that work … Continue reading Summer’s coming, look dressy.