9/28/13

Wedding Dress Work

Here's some pictures of what I've been busy with over the past few weeks.

Final bodice/yoke sketch

Cutting silk charmeuse


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Hand basting cotton batiste underlining to silk charmeuse.
Taming the Ambiance Bemberg lining with pins.


Something blue in the bustier


Satin hook & eye tape from Ebay

Up next: lace overlay


8 comments:

  1. Looks like a great deal of effort on your sewing table :) Good luck on its completion

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  2. Wow - gorgeous!! I really love the cobalt accents inside!

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    1. Thanks - I like them, too, even thought they won't ever be seen once the dress is assembled. It's just nice to know that they are there!

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  3. So much attention to detail, and it really shows. This dress is going to look amazing when it's complete (it already does). And, I love your "something blue" detail.

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  4. Amazing, gorgeous! You must be very proud of yourself. I wish I could sew as good as you.

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  5. Did you use anything on the neck to keep it from stretching?

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    1. Hi, Preethi - I stay-stitched the neckline before construction. I made piping from 1/8" cotton cording and the charmeuse/lace and inserted that between the dress and the yoke, which certainly makes it more stable. I finished the yoke neck & arms with organza. The biggest challenge to all these steps was how thin/delicate the charmeuse/lace was (although I did underline the charmeuse with cotton batiste).

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