Added May 9, 2010
This is my wedding dress. It is my first serious clothes sewing effort. The bodice section is a modified variation of a McCalls pattern and the skirt and general dress concept from a Burda Style magazine, which featured wedding dresses.
What a learning experience! The most challenging part was getting the correct fit for the bodice. I found the adjustment for the fit was the most time consuming part and also very frustrating after what felt like about the twentieth attempt. In hindsight I think I would have added many more layers of interfacing to add stiffness to the bodice, although it does have boning (which I had not much of an idea how to add). I can quiet safely say that without the deadline of the wedding date, I’m not so sure this project would have been finished, but do feel like I have developed persistance of steel throughout the process. My goal is to sew prolificaly for the next few months to increase sewing skills and I am very interested in learning as much as possible about pattern drafting due to shear frustration of using comercial patterns!
It's time to enter for our grand prize, an EX100 machine PLUS a trip to Nashville!
Pattern of the Week
A body skimming shift goes mod with graphic stripes and square neckline!
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