After 6 months of planning..3 months of casual dressmaking..and 3 weeks of intensive fucking stressmaking..it is now done. The wedding dress of 2011.
(Considerably more work than with my own weddingdress!)
So 6 moths ago we started planning, the bride and I. Since that there has been some changes back and forth but the idea has pretty much been the same: The snow white, lace covered, full skirted princess dress.
First came the underskirt. One layer white cotton with "crinoline-style" tulle netting in 7 rows and finally a thin cotton layer on top. Then the dress. White flowery lace on satin with satin ribbons around the edges and on the short lace sleeves. And to finish it up, a sea-green ribbon to lace up the back!
It was really hard work..but she really looked amazing on her wedding day..and I'm proud to be a part of it!
I must say tough that the stress of a project like this really gets under your skin..everything needs to fit perfectly, nothing can be forgotten and most of all the actual physical strength that goes into holding up, carrying and sewing such a multi layered dress.
I've sometimes felt like that girl with the hay...in the Rumpelstiltskin story.
Next time I'll be planning more detailed and get a lot more information beforehand!