Saturday, May 5, 2012

Wedding Dressmaking

Last week I was asked to help a family put together a wedding dress for their youngest daughter. The mother is a very good seamstress, however she was stuck on some sewing options. The dress needed sleeves from one pattern, bodice from another and a skirt from another.We spent morning deciding and trying several fitting options.
The bride to be modeled several practice pieces and other dress options. There were several fittings and pins used to make it fit well.We went ahead and drew out new patterns on freezer paper, cut out the new drawn patterns from all the selected pieces and the Mother happily sewed them together very well. The final result was an ivory muslin top with 2 sleeve options. I left the bride to be with her choice there. The skirt will be sewn at a later date. It was such a pleasure working on a muslin summer weight wedding dress. The bride will be comfortable and cool in the outdoor summer weather. After the full day of dressmaking the family gave me a tour of their farm. It is called Peace Valley Poultry. They raise happy free range chickens and turkey on their green lush pastures. It was a busy and fun day of sewing and farm visiting.

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