I started this thread a while back. I wasn't sure if I should take on the making of my wedding dress. I asked for advice. I made a test muslin. Wasn't sure about it. Put it away.
I decided to alter it with a new bodice. Liked it alot. But, then, I wasn't sure again. I decided to just forget about making my dress and buy one.
I went to David's with my mom and one of my bridesmaids. I tried on close to 20 dresses. There were a couple that I liked, but I wasnt ready to buy. None was exactly right.
The very next day, there was an email from Butterick's in my inbox, with their new patterns for spring. And there I saw a pattern of a dress that was very similar to one of my favorites from David's---only better. I thought it was a weird coincidence and emailed it to my mom. "Are you going to make it?" she asked.
But I wasn't sure.
Two days after that, I got another Butterick email saying their patterns were on sale.
So, sucker that I am, I purchased it. I just finished the first test muslin.
Here's the pattern:
I am going to make the front one, with a lace overlay and sash. I plan to get an antique brooch for the front center.
Will I go through with this one? I think so. I hope so. As of now I plan to.
Here it is, without further ado....
Front walking (with a makeshift bouquet prop):
Quick! Turn before the webcam goes off!
Closer shot of the front (you can see a couple of the things that need adjusting in this photo):
Sorry for the long post, and I hope this wedding gown soap opera keeps some of you intrigued!