Friday, May 3, 2013

Wedding Dresses





My Niece got married last Saturday.  She asked me to alter her Vintage Wedding Dress!  I was so excited to work on it!!!  I got into the spirit of it and also altered a Vintage dress of my own to wear on the Special Day.  All I had to do to my dress was chop the long sleeves off and swap the fabric belt for my big leather one.  THE Wedding dress was a bit more involved.  I have never done so much hand sewing!  My mom was right there with me hand stitching on lace. :o)  I also made the veil with a bit of the leftover lace and new matching tulle.  This was all done in a week!  I would've done more if there had been a little more time, but I was scurrying to finish as it was...I even made her wear an unlined (aka: scratchy) petticoat I sewed up in a mad dash. :o)  Funny finishing touch, when she was getting ready one of the metal boning pieces poked through the casing (vintage remember), so I "fixed" the end of the casing with DUCK TAPE!!! :o)  What a great story, right?  I can just hear her telling her future daughter about it.  The morning of the Wedding I got up early and whipped up a couple of Ties for my boys, 'cause I could ya know! :o)

JJ

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12 comments:

  1. JJ, these dresses are GORGEOUS! My goodness you little sewing wizard. I am beyond obsessed with that wedding dress and she looks absolutely stunning.

    Love your shoes and the length of that dress is SO in.

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    1. Thank you, thank you Heather! My dad (her Grandpa) said she looked like a French Aristocrat. She bought the dress as seen on the mannequin off Etsy. The original back of the dress is not pictured, but I added the bustle/train. The top of the dress had that row of lace around it that she did not care for. We took it off and used it for all the lace additions. My mom tea died it, 'cause for some reason it did not age the same color as the rest of the dress. It matched perfectly.

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  2. Beautiful, what a fantastic job!

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    1. Thanks Cookie. That Vintage Wedding Dress over on your blog is just beautiful!

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  3. Wow - she looks fabulous. Love it so much.

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  4. Yes ~ thank you for gifting us with your sewing talent to make my daughter look even more beautiful than she is...wait, is that possible? lol I thought Meg was a beautiful bride ~ I was one proud Mom. Also...you made my son a tie too!!! Woohooo! And he loves it and wants to wear it every sunday! lol

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    1. :o) You are VERY welcome. I should make him a new tie for his birthday!!!

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  5. So good of you to share this lovely story too.
    You are sun a wonderful friend and part of the Share-in-Style family, yeahhhhhhhhhhhhh
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  6. I love this vintage dress. Perfect perfect and more perfect!! Kisssssssssssssssss

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    1. Well thank you very much Peggy Sue!!!! :o)

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