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Topic: Found the PERFECT pattern for my wedding dress...  (Read 1257 times)
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« on: November 16, 2009 06:57:03 PM »

... But I seriously doubt that my sewing skills could handle such a task.  Embarrassed

I was engaged this past July 2009 but my fiance and I haven't set a wedding date. We're waiting till we're both completely finished with school which may be 2 years down the road. But, I'll be graduating (hopefully) this May and I'll start working, but I know once I start working, I'll get caught up and not have time to plan.

Anywho, today I went with my friend to a sewing supply store and they had TOOONS of patterns for FREE! The guy just told me to take as many as I could. I didn't want to horde them all so I just took 5.  Undecided Plus, I'm a beginner sewer and I can barely read patterns. I kinda just make up stuff as I go.

This is the pattern I found:


It's discontinued Bellville Sassoon Vogue 1883 and I got the 12-14-16 size. I fell in LOVE with view A and it fit my vision of my wedding dress almost perfectly. Just imagine it in dark ivory/creme with a corset lace-up back and you got it.

THE PROBLEM

I'm a really ghetto sewer. Everything I sew will eventually fall apart. Also, I don't have a dress form (aka too lazy to make my own) and my sewing machine is manic bipolar and likes to EAT fabric at random. I've looked up various seamstresses in my local area (I live in Mississippi) and they are few and far in between. (Also, their unknown skill level is a factor.)

WHAT I NEED

I'm looking for someone who can sew this sucker and do it well. Most likely, I'll be buying the fabric and embellishments and the muslin for the mock-up. I was wondering if you Craftsters out there know anyone on the internets who will take up a task like this.


Oh. Also, here's the video to my engagement: Shiba Inu Proposal It's super awkward and a tad embarrassing.  Embarrassed
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« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2009 09:22:07 PM »

If a seamstress or tailor is advertising, their skill level is probably pretty high.
It actually doesn't look that hard, just take it step by step and do a muslin. The hard part will be the satin, I suggest a dull satin, they are easier to work with. Read through the pattern directions a couple times before doing anything. As far as your machine eating fabric, it probably needs a tune up as well as a new needle and make sure your bobbin is threaded right.
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« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2009 10:20:36 PM »

Just out of curiosity, what part of Mississippi do you live in? I'm moving to Columbus in about 2 or 3 weeks and I have experience sewing formal wear. I made my bridesmaid dress and my grandma's dress for my mom's wedding this past May, 4 bridesmaids dresses and a flower girl dress for a friends wedding last November, and also my own prom dress, along with countless casual garments for myself, friends, and a few clients. So, if you are interested, let me know. ^_^
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« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2010 07:59:21 PM »

That was a really cute proposal! Were you really going to propose to him before you knew he was going to propose to you?
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« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2010 06:05:36 PM »

I can't really help you directly, but here are some links that might be useful....

There is a fabric company in Tucson, AZ that is closing shop and selling all of their inventory- which includes some gorgeous bridal silk. It's 75% of original price, and I've been tempted to buy some even though I've been married for nearly 5 years. Here is a link to their store. I can PM you their email address if you are interested. NAYY

http://storesense4.megawebservers.com/buttonsnboltsfabrics_com/Categories.bok?category=SILK+BRIDAL

You might also want to sign up for an account at PatternReview.com, it is primarily a garment sewing site where there are lots of members sharing advice on sewing and everything sewing related. You can also check to see if this pattern has been made by someone else and reviewed, as well as post any questions/advice you'd like from the talented/experienced members in the "Bridal/Special Occasion Sewing" forum. I've been a member on that site since '05 and have gained so much knowledge from everyone over there. Check it out!

Best of luck on this project!

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