Sunday, October 20, 2013

The Dress

Hey, remember a couple of years ago, I was making a wedding dress?  I did actually finish it.  And it was actually worn by a bride on her wedding day!  Here are the pics!  The gorgeous bride is my best friend Emma, the photos are by her lovely, talented sister Michelle.

This dress was not only the most involved sewing project I had attempted, it was also the first time I had ever sewn an important garment for someone else, following their brief.

I am very proud of this dress, it was a big lesson in patience for me.  Every step had to be carefully completed before moving on to the next.

Looking at the photographs again, I still get warm fuzzy feelings.  I am so glad I was able to make this wonderful, important thing for someone I love.

After I finished, for a while I was sure that I could only ever make a garment like this for someone I love.  Some of this can be credited to my infant and preschooler, at the time I couldn't imagine ever having the time and focus again to do careful beautiful work.  As the kids are getting older and more independent, I want to make more special dresses, so much so that I'm taking steps to get formal education in the field.  I love to make beautiful things.  Tiny gorgeous first birthday dresses, first communion dresses, debutant gowns, bridesmaids frocks, I want to make them all, and maybe one day more wedding dresses will come out of my studio.


  1. It was such a beautiful dress and it showed the love you have for Emma (we have met, I am married to Graham, Nico's mother's brother). And I made one of those flowers in the bouquet! So pleased you are going into fashion, I;m sure it will be hard work but well worth it for your talents :)

    1. Thanks Judy! The bouquet was such fun to work on too.

  2. Congratulations on such a hugely important and wonderful garment!

  3. it's stunning - well done on your effort. it does look like a labour of love to me, all those finishing details and perfect seams :)

    can't wait to see what else you produce in the years to come!

  4. Thank you! I can't wait to get started on the next special dresses.