It looks like I wont be doing real sewing for a while, so bear with me while I rant about my wedding (do I sound slightly bridezilla? Im practicing 🙂 ). I am finally done with altering my dress! I took off a whole 2 inches off this petite wedding gown, and now it just touched the floor a tiny bit when I am on my heels. I also took out lots of room around the hips — I always thought I have a decent-sized butt, but apparently the normal butt’s even bigger!
Anyway, I had a long strip of fabric cut from the dress hemming, so I made shoulder strap (my fiancee LOVES spaghetti straps and he was slightly sad when I told him my dress is strapeless) and fabric-covered buttons from it and attached it to the dress. Isn’t it AWESOME being short? You get all these extra fabric to play with! I also did a three-point dress bustle using sewn-on snaps (shown on photo below) for the train so that I can dance in it! It was great having a dress-form to hang the dress in while I worked the tuck and buttons — I felt like a designer!
Now I can look so very beautiful on my wedding day:
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Haha..love the figurine!
wooooow!!! You did some amazing DIY on that dress. I especially love the addition of the fabric buttons.
LOL @ the “bridezilla” figurine! 😛 I think your dress will be so beautiful, can’t wait to see pictures of it! 🙂
OK, obviously my brain hasn’t had enough caffeine yet–I meant to say “I can’t wait to see pictures of you wearing it!”
Wow!! Great job!
Cool! Your altered wedding dress looks great! Good job!
And your self-portrait at the end is cute too. 😉
you will simply gorgeous in this dress! :]