Thursday, February 26, 2009

more progress on my wedding dress

Had another fitting last night!! Yay!! The dress is turning out really great! I can't be more pleased!

Dee, I would much appreciate you stop here right now if you're reading...though i hope you're not since I asked you after my last fitting to stop reading my blog! Thanks babe! Those seeing my blog on readers and through RSS feed, I've made my posts expandable.

Here we go...

So let's back up a bit first...

Here is what the dress originally looked like:

One of the sleeves was already taken off. Please forgive the angle. and please forgive my scrubbiness; I had gone to the gym that day.

This was my dress a month ago:

We were adjusting the top, and trying to figure out how long the tiers should be.

I brought my earrings and bracelet, and i styled my hair (like at a stop light on the way to Janet's) the way I want it for the wedding...a side bun with my fringe sweeped over to the right.

And here is how it looked last night:

The lovely Janet Brunton sewed my mom's original lace bodice to the restyled top. And we're testing out the first 2 tiers to make sure we like the effect of the tulle underneath and to get the right measurements for all the tiers.

The top needs a little more work. I want more of the sweetheart shape.

Here's a look at the back. A hook & eye will need to be put on the dress.

Pretend the top is more of a sweetheart shape.

Playing around with the tiers. We're figuring out the length that will make the bottom 3 tiers equidistant lengths of each other.

Here's a close-up of the seam Janet suggested for the tiers (see first tier). I love it!

imagining how far the dress would come out with crinoline underneath.

testing the scalloped lace on the sweetheart top.

scalloped lace going through to the back.

testing the other lace (orig. lined the tiers) on the other side of my sweetheart top.

other lace on the back.

testing 2nd lace as belt. which lace for the top?

Janet, working her magic.

a peek at my Sergio Rossi shoes...the dress is missing the 4th tier.

Janet is going to make a train for me! Where her finger is where the would end...i think i want to go a little longer!

testing the belt in the front...pinned the bodice in a little bit more (on one side i'll look lopsided in the next few pictures)

belt turned around. it looks better in pictures; i didn't really like it in person.

belt folded in half.

More dresses I had Janet work on...

Here's my day-after brunch dress. It was a size 0, but the top was made for someone with a C-cup.

My fancy dress for our engagment pix. The top was really loose on me...Janet took it in.

this dress is so much fun! this is where my camera died on us. =(

i love all my dresses! i can't wait for our next appointment!

next appt: next month

wedding gown to do list: pick lace trim for the sweetheart top. fix sweetheart top shape. have cups added to gown. take in bodice a little bit more. sew tiers to dress. decide on train length.

can't wait to share more!

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issa said...

oooh i can't wait to see the finished dress!!

ya the purple skirt is the same as before.. so you probably already have it.. haha.. i just need some spare time to do some R&D now

Mary said...

Therese, I can't wait to see you walk that aisle. I am seriously going to cry. You look amazingly beautiful even with ur five min makeup job in the car. The dress is coming together really well.

julia said...

Your dress looks amazing! I'm so happy that your vision for it is all coming together so beautifully! talk to you soon...julia

AmyJean said...

That dress (es) is (are) awesome. Seriously, your tailor is amazing. Beautiful! Can't wait for the final product!

mel said...

reese i love it!!!

Veiled Vows said...

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