I found out that I had not one, but two weddings to go to at the beginning of August. My cousin was getting married as was one of my best freinds. These are both very special people to me, so I wanted to look my best for the weddings, and that meant a new dress!
I was very inspired by IamTheShelbster's beautiful dress she posted a couple of months back, and decided to try her painting technique myself.
I was originally going to do the dress in purple and green only, but then I found out those were my friends wedding colours, so I decided to add some more in, and I actually like it better this way.
I started making the dress like three months ago, but because it's me, and I'm such a good procrastinator, I didn't actually finish the dress until about 15 mins before we left for the church for my friend's wedding! I really have to thank my mom....she was doing the hem for me while I did my hair and makeup...she was a lifesaver.
I originally wanted to do the dress freestyle on a body form, but my mom talked me into using a pattern. I'm not the best person to use a pattern cause I get frustrated really easily, plus finding a pattern that will fit me properly is IMPOSSIBLE! I can't remember the pattern I used, but it required extensive alterations, but I really like the way it turned out.
So enough of me blabbling, and on the dress.
This is me and my friend Char at the wedding.
And here are a couple of more pictures that I took after getting home that night.
And because I spent all that time making this dress, I had to have the accessories to go along with it.
And my hairpins, made out of flowers from a Hawaiin lei:
I'm so excited to have a fancy dress....now if I just had somewhere else to wear it.....