Some time ago I posted about the engagement dress that I had made for myself, and now 2 years later I'm here posting about the wedding dress. I sort of looked at dresses, but nothing ever fits (they don't make wedding dresses for women the size of 12 year old girls), I didn't want to go strapless and be hitching my dress all night, or worse, be spilling over the top. And I kept coming back to this Vogue pattern (V2788):
I originally had plans to make my own wedding dress, but the PhD is taking longer than expected (as they do). Oh well, these things happen. Although I'm crazy, I'm not crazy enough to write up and make my own dress. So I've enlisted a friend's mother to help, and she'll be doing the actual sewing, but I've just finished doing the drafting and I'm helping cut it all out next week. She can do the stressful bit. I made a toile and I was surprised that, for a Vogue pattern, it was not only easy to make - the toile took me only an hour to make (cutting took me about 5 freaking hours...) - but the fitting is pretty much spot on! Just brought it in across the back, took it in at the hips, and brought the skirt in by about 4cm on each seam so I don't look like this on my wedding day:
The fabric and bridal lace has been purchased, so now it's just down to cutting and making. Update soon. But I promise this blog won't become dedicated to wedding planning cos that's not my scene.