My Sister-in-law had the greatest idea. She wanted to make a baptism dress for her daughter out of her wedding dress. Isn't that such a great idea. I mean really she wasn't wearing it anymore :) and it was made of gorgeous material with intricate embroidered flowers and hand sewn peals. Beautiful! She asked me if I was up for it and I was so flattered that she asked me. We set about trying to find pictures or a pattern that she liked. This proved to be the hardest part! She likes beautifully simple things. We went back and forth for several weeks looking at pictures of dresses on Pintrest and going to pick out patterns but still couldn't find anything that fit her vision exactly. I gathered several pattern pieces that I thought could work. I ended up using 4 different patterns to get the right look. One for the Bodice, a different one for the back, One for the skirt and one for the sleeves. And I ended up taping the bodice and skirt together so it would be one piece without a seam down the middle. Sounds complicated I know but it wasn't to bad. I was just glad it was coming together and Hoped that my vision and Her vision were the same thing since we never could find an image that was exactly what she wanted.
I'm not going to lie the dress hung like this in my living room for about 4 days. I was a little stressed out about the idea of cutting up a VERY expensive wedding dress. She also has 3 daughters and wanted me to make sure I only used a third of the dress so that there was enough for the next 2 dresses. That being said I knew there was absolutely NO room for error. I finally got up the nerve to get started and I think it turned out perfect. A beautiful dress for a beautiful girl on a very very beautiful day!!
|Doesn't this remind you of something from a movie. Like the secret garden or something. Seriously Stunning!|