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Topic: Sew my own wedding dress? Am I crazy? NEW MUSLIN on page 8!  (Read 43716 times)
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« Reply #50 on: September 05, 2008 08:26:03 PM »

Gosh the muslin alone is beautiful! I think it's going to be breath taking when it's done in the "real" fabric. lol.
« Reply #51 on: September 05, 2008 11:54:26 PM »

its coming out beautiful. I can't wait to see it all done.  Cheesy Cheesy
« Reply #52 on: September 06, 2008 09:59:35 AM »

So I sewed the skirt and bodice of the muslin together this morning, and put in a zipper. Here are some pics of me wearing it!

One of the problems I see so far, which I will have to adjust, is that the shoulders are a little too big for me and keep slipping off. I will have to find an undergarment that will support me but not show in the back. Also I'm going to have to figure out how to bustle the train for the reception.


Front with slipping shoulders:

Side view (in this one you can kind of see the boxers I'm wearing underneath)  Wink :

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« Reply #53 on: September 06, 2008 10:03:16 AM »

It looks like you're good to go.

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« Reply #54 on: September 06, 2008 10:58:56 AM »

I think that its going to be LOVELY! It has a great silhouette to it. Wonderful lines, very flattering. Can't wait to see more!

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« Reply #55 on: September 06, 2008 02:22:00 PM »

It is looking amazing!!
« Reply #56 on: September 06, 2008 03:31:27 PM »

WOW your doing great.  Grin Grin
« Reply #57 on: September 07, 2008 07:39:32 PM »

If you can't fix the shoulders, maybe you could use that double-sided "fashion tape" so they won't slip anymore. They don't look like they're that much too big, so it seems like that would work. It looks great, and I still love the back! Smiley

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« Reply #58 on: September 09, 2008 06:20:44 AM »

Don't know when you're wedding is, but the shoulders for my SIL's wedding dress were similar to yours (except long sleeve so maybe carried a bit more weight) and they kept slipping off too. She used the fashion tape to stick it on but her wedding was in the middle of summer and the sweat didn't really work too well with it and it kept slipping off anyways...so that would be something to consider, probably not a huge deal for you since your sleeves are short and especially if the wedding isn't in summer or you don't sweat a lot, but something to keep in mind.

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« Reply #59 on: September 13, 2008 11:51:39 AM »

So I had the muslin I showed you last week on a dress form in my living room where I could see it every day. The back was beautiful, but I wasn't so sure about the front. And I want to wear my hair down for my wedding, so would the back even matter?  Also, I worried about the empire waistline. I wanted something more fitted throughout the middle. I thought maybe I would can the idea of making my own dress and just buy one.

I took the muslin off the dress form, folded it up, and put it aside.

Then last night, as I was watching TV, I was thinking about it. I remembered another Vogue pattern (#8446) I bought a while back but haven't yet gotten around to making. I bought it because I loved the glamorous vintage-y feel of the bodice. So, why not take that bodice and give it a dramatic skirt with a train?

I cut out the bodice pattern and whipped it up in the muslin. I ripped out the zipper of the first muslin, and separated the skirt from the first bodice. Today I sewed the skirt to the new bodice. I like this alot more! It defines my waist more. The back of the bodice is no longer dramatic, but the front is just so much prettier now. I like the neckline and the unique shoulders much more than the first dress. And besides, aside from the actual ceremony, when i'll probably be turned to the side to face my fiance, is anyone really going to be noticing the back?

So, now that you've read that long story, here is the new muslin... (try to ignore the fact that I accidentally put the shoulder seams on the outside of the bodice! oops! And know that I didnt take the time to line the bodice of the muslin; it would've fit better and not shown my bra! if I had lined it)

Front on dress form:

Glamorous neckline:

Defined waist:

Side shot:

Back trying a blue sash:

Sash tied in the front:

Sexy with a sash:

« Last Edit: September 13, 2008 12:06:03 PM by mirthgoddess » THIS ROCKS   Logged
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