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My Daughter's Wedding Dress

Happy Bride

 

The Finished Dress

 

The Big Day!

I have always loved to sew, and always dreamed of making my daughters wedding dresses...the more ornate the better! When my first two daughters got married, one wanted just a little embroidery and beading, and the second wanted her dress very plain and simple. I made what they wanted, but still wanted to make a challenging dress!

I was so excited when my stepdaughter emailed me a picture of a very ornate, beautiful wedding dress, and asked if I would be able to make it for her. With the help of a friend who is very accomplished at pattern drafting and used to work in a bridal salon, we were able to make this beautiful gown.

I made a trip to Portland to buy the lace for the bottom, and was able to save a substantial amount on the lace... (It was still difficult to cut into at over 50.00 a yard!). I used embroidery designs from My Fair Lady, the Claire bridal collection, to embroider the bodice of the dress. I must admit there were more hours in the dress planning in my head, and some heart palpitations as we cut parts of the dress using NO pattern...

This truly was a joy and a labor of love! She loved the dress, and I don't think I am too biased, but she was a beautiful bride!

Did you make any wedding dresses this summer? We would love to see them and add them to this post. Email carmen@qualitysewing.com if you have one you would like to share!

Happy Bride

Happy Bride!

Sandi

Tacoma Quality Sewing & Vacuum

 

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