Sunday, October 21, 2012

I am back with Rachels Wedding dress.

Well I am back after a long break . I have had alot going on in my life but have enjoyed reading all the blogs I follow and have been inspired by so many posts about other peoples sewing lives.
I had the great good fortune to be asked to make a friend of mines daughters wedding dress. I had never done this before and because I had plenty of time and plenty of extra fabric and so reduced performance anxiety , I REALLY enjoyed this project .
Rachel wanted something soft and Grecian inspired . She also wanted a bit of bling and a fitted bodice .

I looked through the pattern books and couldnt see anything that would be the total of what she wanted and so used Vogue 1227 by Rebecca Taylor .I used this pattern to create the bodice which is boned and made of muslin interlined with cotton flannel and then used the same pattern to create an outer satin layer overlaid with chiffon.The bodice is self supporting and the straps are really just added design features and a vehclie for the "bling"
 I then used draped chiffon to make the bust and the straps were bias tubes about 5 inches wide and joined offset so that the straps twisted .and were a little puffy allowing me to create the soft draped twist which I blended with a chiffon plait and the jeweled little lace appliques.This was then mounted onto an elastic strap which I fed through thread loops on the back of the chiffon strap so that it sat snuggly on Rachel's shouldersThis was all done with lots of fun fiddleing  and experimentation.The skirt was was just gathered chiffon over a sating skirt which had a fitted yolk to minimize bulk over the tummy and hips and a full1/2 circle skirt.The sash was draped and gathered at the sides and mounted on the dress before being tied at the back .


Gail said...

You did an amazing job and congratulations on getting it done without stress to yourself or the bride.

mariah corrie said...

A wedding is a special occasion in life. It is full of magical moments which couples never forget till their death. Each and every person wants to make it memorable. They dress beautifully and wear elegant pieces of jewelry on this special day.