Wedding ensemble for Bernina contest

Project Description

What are you most proud of? As many details as she wanted ,I think it came together perfectly for her taste. It may not be everyone's idea of the perfect wedding dress but it was hers! That I could make every piece of her ensemble from the jewelry she wore, to decorating the hat on her head, the gauntlets on her hands, to the garter that was made from the lace of my wedding dress the my dead mother had hand beaded. every minute piece had significance to her and was exactly what she wanted, even the coordinated headband for the dancing portion of the day! I wanted everything to be perfect for her and we agree she got everything she dreamed of in her ensemble. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Well it would have been easier if she hadn't been 2000 miles away. I made 2 sample dresses that I sent thru the mail to get the right fit for her. One version of the dress straight by the pattern, then a second with the alterations we needed, then finally when she came home 10 days before the wedding for the final fitting of the actual dress. It sounds like alot of work ,but it was a labor of love! But it was definitely the way to go, the run thru dresses were the only way to know where things were gonna hit on her. I did have a dress mannekin which made things a lot easier for fittings, It made the final fitting minimal!

What you will need

  • Satin
  • pleated organza
  • lace
  • pearls
  • swarovski crystals
  • taffeta
  • sequins
  • tulle

Q&A with beckyhairdo

NellyJane asked:
This is a fab dress, so individual, well done your daughter for bucking the trend. I also love swing dance and am currently learning Lindy Hope and Charleston here in Britain. I love the way your dress flares out.
beckyhairdo answered:
thanks ! the petticoat really made the difference !
Lee-Lee asked:
Love this! Creative, different and absolutely beautiful!
beckyhairdo answered:
thanks exactly what words I use to describe my daughter!
misscpht865794 asked:
Love it! Great Job Becky! But everything you do is great! Good luck!
beckyhairdo answered:
thanks Melissa! see you soon!