Getting hitched, DIY-style
Added Jan 18, 2010
A lovely vintage pattern to go along with our art deco wedding, held in an old movie theatre. Decades of Style Pattern 3301, 1933 evening gown. I fully interlined and lined the gown. A ton of hand sewing was involved, including the hems of both the gown and the lining, which horse hair braid was added to for ease of movement. The buttons were covered to match, and I found an old piece of costume jewelry that I converted to the brooch on the front. The muslin created a very loose bust, as expected for the era, so a bit of alteration was necessary. I don’t have any great views of the back, but you kinda get the gist in the dancing photo.
ps- I also made the fascinators that my Mom and I wore, my jewelry, the boutonnieres for the groom, my Dad, Stepdad, and father-in-law, and a fabric corsage for my mother-in-law. Part of our favors were yo-yo brooches that I made from my Mom’s stash of vintage fabric and buttons, with a few of my fabric pieces thrown in. It was amazing to see how well-coordinated our guests looked after choosing their brooches (and I totally knew which ones a few people would pick!)
Images copyright Andrew Davis Photography.
Silk charmeuse, silk chiffon, silk thread, hook & eye, fabric-covered buttons, horse hair braid, vintage brooch, and a ton of sweat & tears :)