Wedding dress inspiration…

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Golly, what wonderful responses to my wedding dress question!  Thank you for sharing your stories.  I love these ideas and I will try ‘taping’ a mini-me as well as asking for help at Clegs.  Love Clegs!

I must admit I’ve been feeling a little scared of the commitment to Making The Dress.  Now I’m not so sure that’s legitimate, but I still have reservations.  Will I be up to it?  Will I ruin expensive fabric in the process?  And will I just get plain sick of it by the time I can wear it?  Then again, it could be a lot of fun, and I would have a dress that’s really ‘me’.

kristy hinze[Kristy Hinze, via The Age]

Mum and I have made an appointment to go meet a dressmaker in my home town, Ballarat, this Saturday.  So I’ll go talk to her and try to get a feeling for how hard this will be.  Maybe I’ll make it, or maybe I’ll work with her: me embroidering, she cutting, etc.  Oh, and Mum bought this wonderful pattern on Ebay!  Isn’t it lovely?  I wonder if my bridesmaids would be interested in wearing the short version.

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Hmmm.

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Saturdays than which few are more fun: those spent trying on wedding dresses.  I’m thinking about making the dress myself, but maybe that’s crazy…?  It’s a high pressure kind of project and I’d need a lot of space.   And time.  And to learn about corsetry and boning perhaps?

Did any of you sew your own wedding dress, or plan to?  I’d love to hear your stories, and of course to know what you think this one would look like, in ivory, with a circle skirt instead of a gathered one.  I’d like to wear a light and fun dress rather than a Designer Gown of Shimmering Status Symbolness.   I want it to be mine, if you can see what I’m trying to say here.  Ideas and advice much appreciated.