I’m happy to report that my wedding gown is nearing completion. It’s to the point now where I shall tease you with detail shots and save the full “reveal” for later.
|The buttons for the gown were embroidered in silver purl, by my wonderful mom. Then we sat around my kitchen table gabbing and assembling them.|
Since I posted last, I did battle with the front edge-to-edge hook n’ eye closure, and won. I added stiffening to the front as well as the center back, but not boning, as I didn’t want any unsightly lines showing through the very thin taffeta.
|The center front closure, with the buttons pinned on. I hate how the camera brings out the worst in a dress! It really doesn’t look this rumpled to the eye…|
I assembled both sleeves, but haven’t sewn them on yet – that’s today’s milestone. I also rounded off the hem. There’s not much of a train, but it’ll trail the ground ever so slightly.
|Piping detail on the sleeves cuffs, which went together more easily than I though – I worked out all the hellishness in the test garment, and thank goodness!|
What’s left? Well, to add the sleeves of course, and do a little more interior work. I need to hem the skirt, and stitch on the buttons. At that point the gown itself will be complete, but I then need to make the petticoat (luckily quite a quick job), and I might assemble a different type of bumpad. So it’s really not much more to go!
|The center back where it transitions into the skirt. It’s not perfect, of course!|