Added Nov 16, 2011
I made my wedding dress two months before the wedding after deciding to not wear the one I found at an op shop. The op shop one was beautiful but I think I always wanted to make my own.
I used 2 different patterns and tweaked them here and there. My awesome mum knitted 5 metres of tiny lace rows for the neckline, waist and hem of which I’m sure she couldn’t use her fingers for awhile! (thanks mum!). I used a petticoat of tulle that I dyed green and lined the dress in thin cotton to hopefully provide some cool relief (didn’t happen anyway, we got married in Thailand, on the hottest day EVER!). I added lace sleeves but searched everywhere for some nice stretch lace but ended up just settling for what I could find.
I also made my daughters flowergirl dress which was more fun to sew! I procrastinated a lot on my dress by making a few different versions for her! She picked the final one and I dyed the other ones other colours. Indi’s favourite flowers are daisies so we picked some daisy chain lace and she decided it needed to be in a heart on the bodice and then I followed it down the hem of the skirt overlay.
Im so glad I made these, it was a lot of fun and I spent some great times with my mum and daughter making up things as we went!
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