Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Holiday creativity


There has been quite a build up to this creative process. The making of my daughters wedding dress. We bought the fabric together back in May with quite a clear idea of what we were going to do with it. Alice (daughter) has a 'bride dress' Pinterest board with a stack of dress ideas on it. She was after a 1950's look. It is almost the first pin she pinned. I didn't have a pattern but have thought it through for a couple of months.  Alice came to stay for the 3 days it took to make. She was a very obliging mannequin.  I made a mock up using calico. We changed several initial ideas as we went along. The sleeve length is a cap sleeve now, the skirt is gathered rather than box pleated, the darts are curved and so on. There ended up being 4 meters of fabric around the skirt. We found an excellent You Tube on how to insert an invisible zip. http://www.youtube.com She made it easier than a regular zip. I can only put sightly obscured photos up as these things are a little bit of a secret until the big day.


6 comments:

  1. From what I can see it looks beautiful! It's even more special because it was made by you for her!!! Please post pics of her in it on her wedding day would love to see! :)

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  2. With pleasure. She is getting married at the end of February.

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  3. Wow, Gretchen it looks amazing! Haute Couture by Buwalda. You are a very talented and creative mummy! Keep the pics coming so I can wallow in my lack of creativity. Cheers Leigh

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  4. I agree it is a lovely style and the material looks stunning. Such a creative Mum and daughter.

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  5. Thanks Vicki, it was a very enjoyable experience.

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