It started in April. A friend's daughter is getting married in October. Would I make her dress? In particular this dress. So after several e-mails & phone calls the answer was yes. They shopped for patterns. One similar to the body & bottom of the dress, the other for the (much sought after) sweetheart neckline. The white dress on the McCall pattern was the base for the top of the dress. We all went together & shopped for fabric & the perfect lace to go around the bottom of the dress. Sorry I don't have a bigger picture. I wasn't sure if she wanted anyone to see her in the dress yet. This is the train with the lace. She was really happy with how it turned out. It will have satin buttons all the way down the back, even on the lace train. Her almost MIL volunteered to sew them all on!I've made lots of wedding dresses. The last being Joanna's in 2004. I somehow forgot how long it takes, totally underestimated the amount of time to hand sew on all the lace(18 hours). I do enjoy the process of all of this. It's just that darn roller coaster sucked me in a few times & wouldn't let me off. You know how it goes.
I promise I'll get more pictures later. The wedding is Oct 4th, so I won't be there. It's Little Mister's birthday celebration that weekend.
I'm going into Stanwood for a photo op this afternoon with all of the quilts Susan quilted during her Quiltathon for AHQ. I will be sharing them tomorrow in a new post.
On the countdown to sunshine. 22 days to Nanaland.....................Sharon