Making a wedding dress
I, like most gals, had thought about my wedding dress way before I was even inolved with a potential groom, and had realized almost immediately that my taste way out did my budget. One day while admiring a saks 5th avenue catalog, I fell in love with a beautiful silk Etro dress and thought I can make that. In fact I came to the conclusion if someone else can make it so can I. So a started sewing. My mom got me started on a few basics, reading patterns, and putting in zippers. Pretty soon I was in way over my head trying to re-create that Etro dress, but I finished it eventually. And from then on I started trying different styles that i thought would be helpful in preparing me to make a wedding dress. When the time actually came my style had simplified a lot, but i had a pretty narrow idea of what I wanted- natural waist, not strappless, and pockets. Obviously the pattern wasn’t available at the local fabric store neither was the fabric, but my mom found a dress by jasmine bridal that fit into my style niche so that dress became my goal. I started with a pattern that was one shoulder and kept modifying, and modifying and modifying. The Muslin stage was a lot of fun and I hated to rip it apart in the end. It was fun and finally came together after about 6 months.