Dress Decisions

Dress Decisions

I’m taking the plunge and starting to make some of those niggling design decisions that have been flooding my mind. So I brought out the dress maker and started draping the actual dress fabrics. So here follows my slightly obsessed catalogue of...
The Dress Lists

The Dress Lists

The dresses are the biggest job in my Homemade Wedding, so here are the lists ✓ = done ⬅ = where I am on the list My dress: toile corset and structuring ⬅ toile underlining toile main fabric toile lace overlayer combine toile add toile modesty panel alterations...
Choosing the Bridesmaid Fabrics

Choosing the Bridesmaid Fabrics

After sending off for lots of samples in the main fabric that I wanted (Silk Dupion) I laid them all out on the stairs. I then put my organza layers over the top (bought cheaper through eBay, and I dyed the green one because it was too bright). I mixed and matched and...
Layering up

Layering up

The main fabric all sewn up: Tacked to the corset layer. Still seems to fit ok! Positioning the lace layer (base layer of netting with lace motifs hand appliquéd) I put the main fabric underneath so I could judge where to put the lace Hand stitching the motifs around...
The List Update

The List Update

The List I think we might see this list again and again, but updated! *♥* THE LIST *♥* as of Friday 27th January Make toiles – 2/6 Order fabrics ✓ Make dresses 0/6 (separate lists) Make save-the-dates ╳⤫(we’re just sending out invites!) Make invitations ✓...