Saturday, December 18, 2010

Wedding dresses finished

My two dresses turned out better than I ever imagined. If you look closely there are lots of details that could be improved and knowing what I do now, there are many things I would do slightly differently or more neatly. However, I was delighted with the look and fit of each of them and have worn the maroon one several times for dances since.

First, some photos from our wedding: the white dress.

Getting ready


Processing with my parents

With the groomsmen

Matt has me by the veil :-)

Back to Blogging: The wedding dress sewing

It's terrifying to realise I have taken a year and half to get around to posting here. But I guess it's better late than never.

My wedding dresses came together well, though there was quite a lot of last minute work. There were some near heroic efforts the night before our first reception with my mother and I both hemming different parts of the dress at once and then the night before our wedding, I was still sewing on buttons and the seams between the lining and the silk at the back opening. Oh yes and I almost forgot the 1am help from my sister as I worked on the veil. (Who knew a veil would take so much time to construct!?)

Here are a few last minute sewing photos.... next post I'll show the finished products.