Posts about making a wedding dress

Zoe's wedding dress: Materials and construction

14 September 2010

This is what went into the dress: Main fabric 3.5 m of heavy silk crepe in ‘natural’ It’s fair to say that I had probably chosen the main fabric in my head as soon as… Read more

Zoe's wedding dress: From start to finish

13 September 2010

14 April I’m half way through the Custom Pattern Cutting course at LCF, Zoe asks me if I’d make her dress, I say of course yes. 11 May – 14 May Zoe has tried on… Read more

Zoe's wedding dress: The inspiration

11 September 2010

By the time you read this Zoe will have walked down the isle, so it’s safe to reveal our design ideas. Zoe tried on a few dresses, she really liked vintage style lace and found… Read more

Bye bye, dress

8 September 2010

Last night Zoe drove down for the final fitting and to take the wedding dress away, ready for the big day on Saturday. I finally got the dress into a wearable state on Monday evening… Read more

Sewing with lace

7 September 2010

Seaming lace is just one of the new techniques I’ve had to pick up for Zoe’s wedding dress. The effect of the all-over lace is stunning, but sewing it is not high on my list… Read more

Choosing bridal lace

6 September 2010

Lace is a key aspect of the wedding dress I am making for my friend Zoe as it covers the entire dress, sewn into the bodice but hanging as a¬†separate¬†layer for the full length skirt.… Read more

Fitting a toile

4 August 2010

The next phase of Zoe’s wedding dress was to take the and trace it as pattern pieces, add seam allowance, cut it in calico and sew it into a toile. Calico is used because of… Read more