Monday, November 21, 2016

A Wedding Dress!


Our daughter Alex is getting married!  It's going to be here on Long Island next August.  We live in a very pretty area and we've got a couple of places to look at for the ceremony that are close to the house where we are going to have the wedding lunch.  Yes, I am going to make her wedding dress. She is here for the week and I am working on a muslin.  I sent her to try on dresses, one for style, and two for color.  Texas is not the place to find a simple dress.  If you want lots of bling, lace and lots of breast exposure you will be in luck.  This is not at all what Alex wants.  I found this Burda dress pattern that we both like.


Dress B, but long like A.  It's an odd waist placement, about 5/8" above the natural waist.  She has a tiny waist so I lowered it.  I almost never make Burda envelope, make that never actually. I do sew from the magazines and have for years.  The addition of some illustrations do not make the instructions much better.  It's very clearly shown in sheer fabrics, but there is no mention of lining the skirt and no amount to buy.  The bodice has a ruched bias upper layer over a princess seamed bodice that has a lining. All in the dress fabric.  As I mentioned, the skirt is not lined.  That's one revealing dress without a skirt lining!  Even if you make it in an opaque fabric a lining is really necessary to finish it.  I have done very little fancy dress sewing in all of my years sewing, but I have some very nice sewing books for reference which this pattern really needs.  

I have actually been doing some sewing, just not doing any photography.  I do have some things to show you.  Hopefully I'll get to it after Thanksgiving.  We're going to have a house full of company.  Our son is also coming with his fiance and our grandson!  So, both of our children will be getting married next year.  It's exciting. 
In case you are wondering, I am not making a dress for myself. This is a small wedding and the black and white silk I made for my cousin's wedding will do perfectly.  Thank goodness!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving to my United States readers.  It's my favorite holiday.  

10 comments:

  1. Congratulations, Nancy! I look forward to reading about the dress -- the pattern you chose is classic, very beautiful.

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  2. This is so exciting! Congrats to both of your children!

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  3. Congrats Nancy! I agree, the pattern you both selected is very classic, elegant and beautiful! I can't wait to see the completed project! Good Luck!

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  4. congrats on this news and I look forward to seeing it. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  5. Congratulations! I love the style you chose and look forward to seeing the dress.

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  6. How exciting, and plenty of time to make the dress. Happy Thanksgiving.

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  7. Congratulations to all! I am thrilled we will be able to follow the construction of this dress. My oldest was similar, Nancy. She wanted simple, Grace Kelly, no drama dress. She ended up with the perfect version and it's simplicity really let her natural beauty shine through. I know ti will be the same for Alex. I want to hear about the fabric shopping too!

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  8. I, too, am anxious to read all about your daughter's wedding dress. Congratulations! Karen

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  9. Nancy, how exciting! I stepped away from garment sewing after I retired. Then I started visiting PR again and saw your post in the 2017 Burda Challenge thread. I actually grinned when I read you were sewing your daughter's wedding dress. You were such a help to me when I sewed my daughter's dress. I'm going to be following your progress on your blog. I know it will be beautiful.

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    1. PS: I'm a grandmother now! My grandson was born on Sept. 27 2016. My daughter and SIL relocated back to Philadelphia. I'm one happy camper!

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