Friday, November 7, 2014

Alice Wedding Dress Finished

Well I'm back from New Orleans and now have enough motivation to sit down and sort through photos. The wedding went off without a hitch and Jenna loved her dress! I don't really have too many construction photos leading up to the final dress, but I have plenty of photos of her Alice dress.

Jenna loved the final dress and everything fit great on her. Although color shopping was done based on online web pictures everything matched Joe's - the groom - suit.
For the finished bodice, a powder blue satin was selected and it miraculously matched her stockings. For the a little extra something, I sewed a small lace trim along the edge of the bias trim. The blouse was a bridal lace with clear sequins sewn over a white sateen cotton fabric.
The back was finished with silver grommets and a double faced white satin ribbon to go with the skirt.
The skirt itself was spectacular. In order to show off the ruffles underneath, Jenna came up with a hooking method to pull the skirt up and back to show off the underside.
The sides are hooked at the very back underneath the bodice and create a nifty drape effect at the back.
Walking down Jackson Square, the wedding location.
Perfect weather and perfect location for a great wedding with wonderful people. We had a great time and I'll make sure to post pictures of my dress and of the costumes worn by the other guests over the next couple of days. 

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Pattern: Mashup between Butterick 3906 and the waist cincher from Simplicity 1819 with heavy modifications.

Fabric: Cotton twill lining and interlining, powder blue poly satin for the fashion fabric and self-made bias tape.

Notions: 1/4" wide lace trim for edges of bias, silver grommets, 7" busk, and white poly satin ribbon for lacing.

Pattern: Blouse from Simplicity 1819 with modifications, sleeves added from Sense and Sensibility Regency gown pattern.

Fabric: White cotton sateen for lining, bridal lace with sequins for the outer layer.

Notions: Sewing thread

Pattern: Cancan skirt (TV280) shortened for the bride's preference

Fabric: White poly satin for outside, white poly/cotton broadcloth lining with ruffles made from cotton quilting fabrics.

Notions: Hooks and eyes for the waistband, large thread covered hooks and eyes for "bustling" the dress.

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