As you may have read YESTERDAY I'm now engaged!!! I am SO excited, and now feel like I should've been working on my dress about a month ago so it could be done instead of just starting it...oh well, I'm sure it will turn out fine either way lol.
I'm working on a Timeline post to keep track of everything I'm doing to the dress so that it can all be seen in one place. This is also where I'll be linking each post I write until the dress is finished so that it's organized and easy to find! :) I'll probably be publishing that soon, but I'd like to add some photo's first...
As you may recall from The Wedding Dress Find post, this is a thrifted dress I bought in October for only 0.25 cents!! NO JOKE! I absolutely plan to refashion the dress into something much more pleasing to the eye, but for now here is what it looks like:
Here are a few new photos I took yesterday when I was writing this post to share with you (I didn't want to publish this yesterday so it wouldn't take away from my I'm Engaged!!! post). I took them on an old sheet my Grandma Karon gave to me a few weeks ago so the dress would really stand out...and because I really love the sheet!
|The top. I'm pretty sure this won't be staying seeing as I don't know how to add this and make it modest...and it doesn't fit me at all in the bust...it's MUCH too small for me.|
|This will be the main fabric I use to make the new dress. I really cannot wait to get going on this project!!|
|The under skirt which I'll be using. I may have to redo a little of it so it won't be too thick under the new skirt style, but I still think it would be good to have in the finished product.|
|The tag from inside the dress: Gunne Sax by Jessica McClintock.|
It says size 13, but if that's so then this is a really small size 13 cuz it doesn't fit me!
In the post Gah! Planning A Wedding Is Hard!! I shared a few ideas I had for a dress I originally wanted to make from scratch, of course when I found this dress I realized that some things would have to change so now I will share with you my new ideas (although I still have the same basic idea for the skirt part of the dress!).
|(photo via TBarton Photography)|
I really like the sleeves on this dress. I may be able to pull off this look if I have enough extra fabric left over when I get the skirt of the dress done. I really would like the sleeves to be past my elbow if I have enough leftover fabric. I guess we'll see!
|(photo via Sew Much Ado)|
This dress was put together by Justine @ Sew Country Chick. I really was worried about sewing my own dress until I read her post over at Sew Much Ado!
I love the scalloped neckline of this dress. It may be too complicated or time consuming, but I still think it's gorgeous and I may be able to incorporate it so I'm going to put it here on my Inspirations post!
|(photo via The Metropolitan Museum of Art)|
I really love this vintage wedding dress with the layers on the bottom and the beautiful train! I may do the bottom of my dress similar to this since I have a lot of the tule which you saw was on the outside of the dress originally.
|(photo via Ruffled)|
I haven't found anything to beat the look of this dress though! Love the ribbon, and I love the way the bottom half of the dress looks. Not big and poofy but not too tight either. It's just right!