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1  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Re: My DIY 50's style Wedding Dress is done!!!! (UPDATE: I have wedding photos!) on: September 14, 2009 08:49:02 AM
Than you peoples! The wedding was a blast! Finding the right photographer was a challenge, but we made photography our number one budget item because it IS so important to us. DIY most everything else helped with the budget. Tongue It was soooo worth it! Not only did Sarah produce AMAZING photos, Geoff and I are glad to call her a friend.

Oh and yes we did have the whole wedding at the apple farm. It was wonderful, not "wedding-y" at all, which was just like we wanted it. I met even my hubby when we were both working for Apple! I've got a much better explanation of it up on my blog! http://lisawelge.com/blog/2009/09/our-wedding-part-1-pre-ceremony/
2  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Re: My DIY 50's style Wedding Dress is done!!!! (UPDATE! I have wedding photos!) on: September 13, 2009 09:03:48 PM
The wedding was AMAZING! The dress was a success and I am proud to say I was happily married in it on August 22! We just got our photos back from the photographer and I am so in love with them.

Here's a few that show of the dress well:









I've got part one of the full wedding write up on my blog: http://lisawelge.com/blog/2009/09/our-wedding-part-1-pre-ceremony/

There was DIY Galore! I'll have to make a full craftster post on all the DIY!
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: (Update! 8/18) '50s Style Wedding Dress Help! :) (and crafty tips for you!) on: August 18, 2009 10:34:22 PM
The wedding is on saturday, so i'll have some action shots after then!
4  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Re: My DIY 50's style Wedding Dress is done!!!! on: August 18, 2009 10:17:09 PM
Thank you! Glad you like the shoes! I will DEFINITELY post up photos from the big day. I can't wait!
5  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / Re: My DIY 50's style Wedding Dress is done!!!! on: August 18, 2009 05:38:09 PM
Thank you!

Yes the wedding colors are green, yellow, and orange. I've got a bunch more details up on my blog. http://www.lisawelge.com/blog

Thank you for the kind words!!
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: (Update! 1/11) '50s Style Wedding Dress Help! :) (and crafty tips for you!) on: August 18, 2009 04:59:29 PM
Hey everyone who replied! Thanks for you help! I finally finished the dress with just 4 days untill the wedding! Here's one picture, but I've got a full post up here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=317727.msg3660096#msg3660096

The blog post is here: http://lisawelge.com/blog/2009/08/our-wedding-the-dress/

7  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Weddings and Bridal Showers / My DIY 50's style Wedding Dress is done!!!! (UPDATE: I have wedding photos!) on: August 18, 2009 04:51:48 PM


I'm soooo excited! I finished my wedding dress last night and I absolutely LOVE it! It's a fifties style party dress, with my own flair of course. I didn't get a photo of it but it's got a multi colored petticoat under it too.

Here is the in progress craftster post: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=270998.10
And the in progress post from my blog: http://lisawelge.com/blog/2009/05/great-wedding-dress-project/

I am so excited for the wedding! It's in 4 days, yikes!


Check out the post on my blog for full details but here are some more photos: http://lisawelge.com/blog/2009/08/our-wedding-the-dress/



Heres the back. It normally closes all the way, but my dress form is bigger than me now. Thats a good thing!


The sash was one of the last things I made yesterday. The dress just wouldnt be complete without a nice big bow!





Oh and here is the veil I made last night:


I've got a tutorial for the veil written up on my blog here: http://lisawelge.com/blog/2009/08/our-wedding-i-made-a-veil-with-a-quick-how-to/

Sorry for all the links. its easier that re-typing everything. And with a wedding coming up in 4 days, I need all the time i can get!! I cannot wait for the big day!!!!

Update!! I'm Married!

The wedding was AMAZING! The dress was a success and I am proud to say I was happily married in it on August 22! We just got our photos back from the photographer and I am so in love with them.

Here's a few that show of the dress well:









I've got part one of the full wedding write up on my blog: http://lisawelge.com/blog/2009/09/our-wedding-part-1-pre-ceremony/

There was DIY Galore! I'll have to make a full craftster post on all the DIY!

8  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Mustache on a stick! Tutorial! on: August 17, 2009 08:52:44 AM
Hey craftsters!! Our wedding is coming up in just 5 days! I am so excited! I'm finish the wedding dress up today. (hahah, last minute, I know) I'll post pictures about that soon. SOOO I wanted to share a tutorial for the mustaches on  a stick I am making for the reception. They are great for pictures and we are also having a photo booth.



MY Website has the templates to download.  Click here to check it out: http://lisawelge.com/blog/2009/08/our-wedding-how-to-make-a-mustache-on-a-stick/ There's more photos there too!

Supplies
Craft felt (two sheets make about 3-5 staches)
Hot glue gun/glue sticks
Craft dowels (we used the 1/4″ size)
Scissors
Mustachio Template (Click here to get it: http://lisawelge.com/blog/2009/08/our-wedding-how-to-make-a-mustache-on-a-stick/)

1. Cut your stache
You need two layers of each mustache for each stick. You can use the templates I created (can you spot the Mario stache?) or just freehand it.

2. Get gluing
Line up your layers and start gluing with hot glue between the two layers about halfway through the mustache. In order to get the felt really stiff, I made sure to use a lot of glue so that it covered the entire shape, not just the edges.

3. Stick it
Insert the stick on the side of the mustache, making sure to glue both sides of the stick to the felt. Finish up applying glue to the rest of the mustache and you are good to go! You can even tie on a ribbon to coordinate with your wedding colors.

4. Take funny photos!
The mustache-on-a-stick makes for hilariously dignified photographs. The shots below are from the test run of the Photobooth we are putting together for the wedding. (Sorry they are slightly indecent). Have fun!

9  CLOTHING / Clothing Sewalongs / Re: quickie dress that anybody can make - Infinity Dress and link to tutorial on: July 15, 2009 02:22:56 PM
I made two for myself last year and LOVE them! They are so fun and comfy. I liked them so much I made them for all my bridesmaids! I posted about them on my blog, the link is below:

http://lisawelge.com/blog/2009/07/our-wedding-the-diy-ultra-versatile-bridesmaids-dresses/

I'm so excited for the wedding! I will post up more pics of the dresses in action!


10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: (Update! 1/11) '50s Style Wedding Dress Help! :) (and crafty tips for you!) on: January 12, 2009 11:44:52 AM
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And then what? I am obsessed with these skirts. Please help. I have been wanting to make a skirt like this and since I am new to sewing clothing, I have no clue as to what to do next.

I didnt finish the skirt but for me I would sew it to the top part of the dress. For now I just covered the top of my skirt with that belt (which works pretty well!)

If it was going to make it a skirt, i would sew it up the back, sew the gathered part to a waistband, and add in a zipper or other type of closure.
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