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« on: January 18, 2007 05:21:01 PM »

Would anyone be interested in doing a wedding dress-a-long with me? One of my best girlfriends is getting married next Labor Day and has asked me to make her dress! I'm thrilled, but I also know it's probably going to be a long process. I'm curious if anyone else is engaging themselves in a similar labor of love for this summer and wanted to keep each other encouraged and motivated through all those seams, hems, and tiny, tiny buttons? =)
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« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2007 02:04:00 PM »

I'm still in the planning stages for my dress.  I have been sewing dresses as practice, though: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=144601.msg1423318#msg1423318

I would love to watch your progress, too.  I'm sure I will need some hand-holding/encouragement myself. 
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« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2007 10:00:02 PM »

hey, it's you! I saw your dresses earlier. They are GORGEOUS.

hooray, support! My friend might actually buy a dress (Anthropologie's mid-winter sale has some great prices) and have me hand-embroider the whole thing instead of sewing. However, they only have larges left, and she's a size 6, so I think the plan is to order it and see how much I'd have to take it in for her and go from there.

How are yours coming along, any new developments?
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« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2007 05:30:56 AM »

hey, it's you! I saw your dresses earlier. They are GORGEOUS.

hooray, support! My friend might actually buy a dress (Anthropologie's mid-winter sale has some great prices) and have me hand-embroider the whole thing instead of sewing. However, they only have larges left, and she's a size 6, so I think the plan is to order it and see how much I'd have to take it in for her and go from there.

How are yours coming along, any new developments?

Thanks!

I have a friend who hand embroidered a store-bought dress for a wedding.  It looked fantastic, but I don't think I could ever do that kind of hand work.  I don't mind hand sewing, but full-on embroidery is something else. 

I've finished the blue dress, because I think I'm going to wear it to a dance next weekend.  Now that I've tried a few patterns, I think I know what I want, but now I have to move on to looking for fabric.  I just started with that.  Not sure what I want yet. 

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Quincy134
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2007 10:13:34 AM »

Hey Fleur,

I'm a fan of the 1803 dress, too!  (I'm refering to your post in my regency dress thread).  That picture is of the back, to give an idea of the train.  I'm interested in making a trained dress, but I want to make sure I can tie it up with train loops or drape it over my arm for dancing. 

Here are some other pictures of the 1803 dress (also from http://www.meg-andrews.com/)



And here are some pictures of an 1803-1805 gown also from Meg Andrews's site. 



What do you think?
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annamal
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2007 01:46:57 PM »

Ooo I wanna join!  I'm making my friend a dress for her September wedding.  I'm making my own pattern, and we still haven't finalized anything.  We went fabric swatching two weeks ago and got some great ideas.  She wants something kind of "antiquey"  (shes really into the 40's).  We're going to use silk (charmuse?  maybe crepe?) in a warm gray or pale gold.  Mmmm.  My first wedding dress!
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« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2007 01:50:16 PM »

Oh, this is a great idea. I've been playing with the idea of making my own dress because we are having a destination wedding and I want something less poofy and beaded.
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Quincy134
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2007 04:52:15 PM »

Annamal: Oh, a 1940s dress would be fabulous!  Do you have a sketch of what you're thinking of? 

Riario: when is the big day? 

I'm finalizing the booking with the venue this weekend, so I'll know the exact timeline I'm working with soon!
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greenevie
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2007 10:49:09 AM »

Oh man, I wish one of you was my friend. I need a friend to make me a wedding dress!! As it is I'll just watch you guys go for the gold in jealousy Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2007 03:30:23 PM »

aw, poor greenevie. NO one you can press into service?

Quincy134 - yes, that's DEFINITELY the one, in my opinion. It's absolutely gorgeous. Are you booked now? When's the date?

I'm waiting to hear from my gal if she ended up purchasing a dress for me to embroider for her, or if I'll be making a dress....
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