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Progress! 
31st-Jul-2007 12:14 am
needle and thread
I just pinned up the last seam on my wedding dress.

Yes, adjustments will still have to be made, but I'm starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. :)


I love it when a plan comes together.
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30th-Jul-2007 11:20 pm (UTC)
w00t!
30th-Jul-2007 11:36 pm (UTC)
It's lovely! Thanks for the peek. :-)
31st-Jul-2007 12:18 am (UTC)
Congratulations!!!!!!
:)
31st-Jul-2007 03:52 am (UTC)
I cannot wait to see it!
31st-Jul-2007 10:52 am (UTC)
Nice work. How long have you been altering/tacking?

btk
31st-Jul-2007 11:04 am (UTC)
This will probably be a very boring explanation, but you asked. ;)

About 6 months.

The dress was made in 1947. It is not a one of a kind design, but it was made by hand, rather than at a factory. (I think that's pretty common for that era of dresses.) My gram wore it for her wedding and then it was loaned out to various family member/family friends.

When my greatgran died in the 80s, my gram put it in storage where it didn't see the light of day until I asked for it.

My gram and I are similarly built, but the subsequent wearers were not, so I've had to alter it to make it wearable. I removed the back panel and replaced it with the tartan. I've used the material from the back panel to craft the bodice.

It's been interesting, if a bit nerve wracking. 60 year old fabric is easily torn. :)
31st-Jul-2007 12:44 pm (UTC)
Wow! Oh, wow! I'm gobsmacked! Your talents know no bounds. What a gorgeous fabric and such history in it as well. I know you won't be able to post a full photo before the wedding (isn't it bad luck for the groom to see the dress before the wedding? or is it just the bride? I've confused myself) but I'm looking forward to seeing the wedding day photo!
31st-Jul-2007 01:16 pm (UTC)
Heh. Actually, we're ignoring the groom-seeing-it-equals-bad-luck thing. Tom was the one who pinned the seams for the back. Since there's no pattern, it had to be pinned while I wore it...and I'm no contortionist.

I probably won't post a photo of the whole thing before the wedding (that way it can be a surprise to someone), but I may post another peek photo before the day. I'm evil, I know. >:)
31st-Jul-2007 03:18 pm (UTC)
The groom helps the bride make the wedding dress -- it does not get any sweeter or romantic than that. Bliss!

Can't wait to see the dress!
31st-Jul-2007 01:38 pm (UTC)
Wow. That looks lovely, and it's wonderful that it's got so much family history.

And I love it when there's A-Team references :-)
31st-Jul-2007 07:40 pm (UTC)
That's just wonderful and amazing. Nice to know the art of sewing isn't dying out. I hope you will finally post piccies after the big day!

31st-Jul-2007 11:22 pm (UTC)
Wow!!! That’s great and unusual!
So many preparations – I think it will be really happy and unforgettable day.
Good luck!
1st-Aug-2007 09:57 pm (UTC)
Congratulations on finishing! I'm just starting mine,and it is quite the daunting task, but the results are so much better than any commercial alternative.
1st-Aug-2007 10:02 pm (UTC)
Indeed!

When's your wedding?
5th-Aug-2007 02:33 pm (UTC)
january 6 :)
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