A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Curious if a project is for sale, or if someone wants to do a private swap with you?  Please Personal Message the member rather than posting on the thread.
Total Members: 316,232
Currently Running With Scissors:
359 Guests and 12 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop
  Show Images
Pages: [1]
1  Re: My wedding dress in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by evlcuddlz on: October 27, 2004 01:40:04 PM
Thanks for all the compliments!  I LOVE my dresses and I'm so happy with how they turned out.  There was a lot of frustration involved.  I will probably never make another one again (and I have 3 sisters who think I will when the time comes...HAH!)  I've been sewing for 14 years now (had my sewing lessons when I was 12), so the while the idea of making a wedding dress was intimidating, I was pretty confident that I could pull it off.  I've made other formal gowns before and a wedding dress is just a white formal gown, if you think about it.  I had my lessons for 2 years, but really, it's just a matter of experience.  You try different patterns and learn as you go.  Always make a muslin to check the fit and get practice on the construction.  My mom thinks those sewing lessons were a great investment.  Smiley 

Here's a pic of the petticoat.    It's unfinished in that picture, but my maid of honor was joking about how the petticoat looked good enough to serve as the skirt of my dress, so she was wearing it around.  I used a McCalls pattern, but instead of using a zipper to close it, I added a casing for a drawstring (I plan on loaning my petticoat to any friends and family who need one, that way it'll pretty much fit anybody I know).  It's got a lining, then 2 layers of tulle (each layer consists of 3 gathered rows of tulle), then satin on the outside.  It gave a nice A-line shape.  A hint for the gathering...use clear elastic.  I tried gathering it the "proper" way with 2 rows of basting and I tried using my gathering foot, but clear elastic was the quickest and most accurate method.
Report to moderator  THIS ROCKS  
2  Re: My Valentine's outfit in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by evlcuddlz on: June 08, 2004 06:31:45 PM


Try that.  My Photoisland link expired.  Smiley
Report to moderator  THIS ROCKS  
Pages: [1]


FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



Latest Blog Articles
August 24, 2016 Featured Projects
OOOOOHKLAHOMA! Where the wind...
Tute Tuesday: Hand-Bound Book

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2016, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.