I also always knew that I would make my wedding dress. It is 100% silk, besides the lace. The bodice is silk satin with lace overtop and the skirt is ripped silk organza and chiffon strips (over 20 yards!). To create the skirt, I folded and pressed organza and chiffon so that the edges did not match. Then I took those strips and pinned them into position, basically at random but building from where I started. There is an attached petticoat underneath too. I made the pattern from slopers, and it laces up on the inside so that it would be easy to zip (although I ended up not needing the lacing because I lucked out and it zipped VERY easily!). For the veil, I used a very lightweight silk gauze. I did a rolled hem and edged it with the ripped off selvage edge of my chiffon.
THANK YOU to craftsters.org for inspiring me to do all of the sewing that I do! I have been a member for a very long time, and while I don't post or surf the site that often anymore, I can absolutely say that there are many people on here whose projects inspired me to push myself to get better and better at sewing!
Also because I obviously did not take my wedding photos, thank you for my photographer, Ashley Jane Photography, for my beautiful wedding photos.
It was always my dream to get married at Disney. I am a HUGE Disney fan, and let me tell you, if you're thinking about a Disney wedding, DO IT!!!!! It was definitely the best day of my life!
Let me know what you think and please ask if you have any questions!
Thanks for looking!!!