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From: MartySews2
Date: 07-30-2007, 10:49 AM (1 of 17)
You did an amazing job with the wedding dress. I'm sure the bride is so pleased to have such a unique dress to wear on her special day. Congratulations!!!

PS: Looks like a normal sewing studio to me.:wink:
User: MartySews2
Member since: 05-03-2007
Total posts: 293
From: Sew-Enchanting
Date: 07-30-2007, 03:04 PM (2 of 17)
I don't know if I've ever been so relieved to have a dress done! lol

Thanks to you ladies, it turned out amazing. I've spent the last three days ripping it apart and putting it back together as a two-piece (see "Strapless Mess" for more details!).

She LOVED it, it fit perfectly, no more issues, and if I do say so myself, it looked amazing. :)

Here we go - hopefully, these show up - I've never used the "insert image" here before!

( can TOTALLY see about 1/4 of my stash behind there...) :bg:

Thanks for your help with my muddled brain. It's out of the house, she's delighted, and I've been paid. It is over...well, except for finishing one more bridesmaid dress. :)
User: Sew-Enchanting
Member since: 12-28-2005
Total posts: 53
From: MaryW
Date: 07-30-2007, 03:11 PM (3 of 17)
I LOVE the back of that dress. You did a fine job, and who cares about the stash.
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User: MaryW
Member since: 06-23-2005
Total posts: 2542
From: BethS
Date: 07-30-2007, 03:53 PM (4 of 17)
That is soooooo pretty!

I, too, love the back. Do I see buttons? That's what I'm hoping to be able to figure out how to do.

And I love the neckline and sleeves.....glad to see someone else decided not to cave into that strapless craze going on today.

Looks like it took alot of work. You did an awesome job!!

User: BethS
Member since: 07-14-2007
Total posts: 8
From: Jeke
Date: 07-30-2007, 03:54 PM (5 of 17)
Beautiful dress! So glad it all worked out for you and for her.

And--it is always good to have stash:bg:
User: Jeke
Member since: 11-10-2004
Total posts: 232
From: cshortsew
Date: 07-30-2007, 04:25 PM (6 of 17)
That is so pretty, you did a great job.
Projects Completed in 2007:
Sewing: biscuit quilt, 7 baby dress sets, piggy pillow, 7 baby pants, eyeglass holder, purse, 5 baby outfits, toddler dress set
Crocheting: red purse, piggy slippers, sweater shawl, 5 pr. sock trims, 89 squares, baby sweater, 2 afghans, toddler harness, baby poncho, baby dress
Other: 14 Autism pins
Works in progress:
Sewing: toddler overalls & shirt
Crocheting: vertical stripes afghan
User: cshortsew
Member since: 06-28-2006
Total posts: 380
From: Magot
Date: 07-30-2007, 04:38 PM (7 of 17)
Well done, that is such a good fit. It works fine as a 2 piece and the front looks great. One gorgeous bride coming up!
love and kisses, Jan
Cells a Speciality
DNA to order.
User: Magot
Member since: 12-22-2002
Total posts: 3626
From: esrun3
Date: 07-30-2007, 04:40 PM (8 of 17)
Beautiful gown Kris! You did great!
User: esrun3
Member since: 12-02-2004
Total posts: 2345
From: temom
Date: 07-30-2007, 04:56 PM (9 of 17)
It is just amazingly beautiful! You would never be able to tell it about drove you off your rocker. Congrats!

PS: A fabric stash is nothing to be embarassed about!
User: temom
Member since: 01-19-2007
Total posts: 410
From: Kaitlinnegan
Date: 07-30-2007, 05:37 PM (10 of 17)
Wow! The dress is stunning! I just love the scalloped lace edge on the back of the bodice -- well, really, I love everything about it, but that's my favorite detail. Well done! :up: - the new home for Sew What's New
User: Kaitlinnegan
Member since: 03-20-2006
Total posts: 222
From: LeapFrog Libby
Date: 07-30-2007, 05:46 PM (11 of 17)
Beautiful... Hope she paid you WELL !! You deserve it..
Sew With Love
User: LeapFrog Libby
Member since: 05-01-2002
Total posts: 2022
From: jwright
Date: 07-30-2007, 05:49 PM (12 of 17)

You can't even tell that she has un-even legs! WOW!! Remarkable!

Now for that stash of stuff... maybe a two-piece file cabinet to celebrate the occasion! :bluesmile
User: jwright
Member since: 12-28-2006
Total posts: 96
From: vickki
Date: 07-30-2007, 09:12 PM (13 of 17)
Wonderful job,hold your head up high...
User: vickki
Member since: 08-21-2005
Total posts: 374
From: Bama
Date: 07-31-2007, 12:14 AM (14 of 17)
Beautiful job! I love the sleeves.
As for the stash, we all have them. :bluewink: Your's looks a lot neater than mine right now.
User: Bama
Member since: 03-21-2000
Total posts: 2116
From: MissTaraTara
Date: 07-31-2007, 09:11 PM (15 of 17)
Beautiful dress! I think the lace gives it an air of innocence. :smile: It looks great as a two-piece, I actually had to look again for a few moments because it looks like a one-piece. Great job!
User: MissTaraTara
Member since: 01-24-2006
Total posts: 227
From: paroper
Date: 08-01-2007, 08:22 AM (16 of 17)
Very nice job! Congratulations!!!!

Bernina 200e, Artista V5 Designer Plus, Explorations, Magic Box, Bernina 2000DE & 335 Bernette Serger, Bernina 1530 Sewing Machine, Bernina 1300 DC Overlock (with coverstitch)
User: paroper
Member since: 02-03-2004
Total posts: 3775
From: Sew-Enchanting
Date: 08-02-2007, 05:58 PM (17 of 17)
Thank you thank you!

It was a challenge, and she had it completely in her head, so no pattern, which is always fun.

The sleeves are not strong - it's just a lace insert, in no way could it hold up the dress. The color we chose blends beautifully with her skin tone, and the tulle doesn't even show that much until she moves. She handpicked all lace, and yes, those are buttons down the back, but they're just sewn on - it's an invisible zip holding it all shut. I found vintage Czech bead glass buttons at a sale and snapped them up...75 cents at half off, and there were 23 buttons in there - matched beautifully and she loved them. Lucky find!

Thanks again - it was a blast, but cutting it in two was the number one way to make it look amazing. I'm very pleased, she's ecstatic, and yes, I was well paid for the dress. :)

The stash...I'll be happy to getting back to work on it. It soooo needs to be weeded through...after the bridesmaids dresses...after...after...after...

User: Sew-Enchanting
Member since: 12-28-2005
Total posts: 53
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