It is finished...and just in the nick of time..because tomorrow is moving day...
Did it turn out like I expected?
Yes...as I pictured it in my head..with slight/ better changes
All the lace came from this 1950's Vintage dress...
there is just something about vintage lace...
it is timeless, romantic, gorgeous..
And the result's is this one of a kind gown!
since this is a custom dress.
I made the hips on my mannequin the size of the brides,
so you could see the fit and panels. I however could not get the top the same
size...so picture all this, with a lil more hour glass figure :)
I am so excited, And so nervous....the dress is in the mail. Due to arrive tomorrow
will it fit? will she love it?
Its Her wedding dress...
that is a 'HUGE' thing
(and when you have worked on something..after awhile...you wonder...is it good enough?)
The lil rosette's were one of the changes, but when I placed them on this bustier top...
oh my..the dress became romantic...Nothing else came close
The dress is for my Husbands cousin. She has more the J-lo type figure.
and all the dress's she looked at..either the top worked, but not the bottom..or visa verse...
could she find one that was perfect...YES...
but that would also cost a pretty penny...
We wanted a slight drop waist, to create that curve, a bustier top,
to help make her look more proportional
Some of the dress's she liked had cascading embellishments
like the two appliques you see here
Some of the dress's she liked had inserts and peak- a-boo's
(there looks to be a stain on this pic...there isn't :)
This is a 1920's vintage handkerchief with a reproduction Vintage broach
on a chiffon panel.
And in this Broach is....something blue!
She allowed she didn't mind some color.
her color's are Regency purple, cobalt blue and Sunflowers :)
so I went with just a touch of yellow :)
She wanted a Ty back...and fell in love with this angled layer..(it's in that same
gorgeous fabric with hints of yellow...
and when her 'Booty' is in it..it will do the back justice :)
that and the right slip!!!
That concept came from this pic she loved
But on her...this style would of made her lower half look much
bigger then desired...
The back of the dress will have something...fun...but she has to fit this first...
the result's to what we decide on you will see
when I post her wedding pic's...of course,
that would mean, the dress fit and she LOVED it :)
she is under NO obligation to choose this one.
When she asked me to be her maid/matron of honor...
tears ran down my face, she simply said, " I don't want anyone else
standing next to me"...I was speechless.
I wasn't planning on making a dress...
but as Matron of honor..I am in the thick of this wedding..
and in my mind..I saw this dress..the dress that would look like
a million bucks on her!
you never want people walking away saying..."wow what a gorgeous dress"
you want them to say, "what a gorgeous bride".
The dress bringing out...the beauty in the bride :)
I pray I have succeeded ..for her...it is a gift from my heart!
This is the bride to be...and her future Mr.
Just love her!!!
And then...I just had to make a Mini me dress,
for a very special lil flower girl...
And I used the other half of the 1920's vintage handkerchief :)
and all the left overs...
The Bride and Mini bride :)
Because you see...
The mini bride...is the daughter..she was told, she could never have!!!
I have known this beautiful Bride to be..since she was 17. Well actually a few months before
she turned 17, if we were to get technical lol.
Life's journey had is hard moment's...
But at 39...all her dreams are coming true...
dreams she thought would never be...
And that is why, I want this to be everything for her...everything a Bride dreams off!!!
And then...well I had to make the ring bearer pillow
8 x 8
It's a country summer wedding.. in July!
Even though we became family, because I married her cousin...
we became much more...
the gift going both way's
she is the little sister...I never had :)
and as she walks down that Isle this song will be sung...
And this Matron of honor...will be standing there...
and I know without a doubt...
there will only be a puddle left...
were I should be...
a puddle of happy happy tears!!!
(Update..to see the end results and wedding..click the link below
The vintage wedding
The vintage wedding