First time posting, long time lurking lurker here. 🙂
So it was a month ago, whilst looking for a good pattern of a wedding dress for my sister when I stumbled upon this pattern:
Through a series of coincidences I managed to snag it for my very own! I LOVE THIS PATTERN! The lines and simplicity speak to me on so many levels! I want to be married in this gown. I want to DIE in this gown.
…. maybe I’m being a little overdramatic. <.< >.> Oh well!
It came together like a dream, my very first truly VINTAGE pattern. I was singing the whole time I sewed. (I was also watching horror movies while I sang and sewed so it kind of scared my pets and my visiting sister but hey, do what you feel like, right?)
I found myself marveling about these wedding patterns. Unlike the haute couture gowns I see on T.V. or the cookie-cutter gowns at David’s Bridal these gowns had a background in reality. A simple raised hem and elbow sleeves in cotton makes a fabulous bridal gown into a lovely day gown! I am absolutely floored by it!
I used a cotton I picked up at a dying Hancock Fabric store for a smile and a song, vertical stripe-like pattern of black, grey and white birch trees with an occasional red cardinal sitting amungs the branches. This is literally my first ‘wearable’ muslin of this dress, which fits PERFECTLY. Fate, no?
Anyway, now to the pictures!!
Anyway, I am absolutely IN LOVE with this gown. I’ll be making it as a wedding dress in ivory creme satin later, and probably a long sleeved version for fall sometime! More pics and things at my blog as well as a lovely picspam/picporn of some awesome 50’s Bridal Patterns!