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|Style||Retro / Vintage, Romantic, Classic|
What was your source for this sewing project?
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Name of website or photo McCall's M6162
What materials did you use? Silk organiza & satin, Cotton lace, Vintage lace & beads, Swarovski crystals & pearls, Sequins, Vintage glass buttons
What are you most proud of? Incorporating pieces from the sewing boxes of both my Great Grandmother & my husbands Grandmother. It made the dress extremely meaningful to me & felt like they were with me in spirit.
What advice would you give someone starting this project? I tend to want to get everything done right now, but I took the time with this dress to make a toile or calico & get the adjustments perfect before cutting out the 'real' fabric. None of it was expensive, but as it was either vintage or purchased overseas there was no chance for mistakes to be rectified. If you can build your strapless bodice to have a bra cups incorporated it will save countless shopping trips & fittings & there won't be any hitching at the dress on the day. And if possible get someone to help you with fittings, I almost did myself several injuries trying to fit my own bodice.