The next part of making the gown is cutting it out of the fabric. I've chosen a silk crepe for the skirt and camisole with a compatible lining and have cut them on the bias. Crepe falls so wonderfully on the bias.
I'm waiting to cut the lace tunic until next time, because it's a little more complicated then cutting straight fabric. Beaded lace is not to be wasted. I purchased these fabrics from Victoria's Bridal in Seattle. It's nice to support local businesses if I'm not buying a large roll of fabric and Victoria's has an extensive collection of fabrics and laces.
Tonight I worked out the pattern and cut and sewed the muslin for my dress. This is where I'll work out the kinks and perfect the pattern after it's fit. At this point there is a metamorphosis between a vision and the physical. Imagining and making it real. Fine tuning it until it's finished. I can't wait to cut the fabric.
I've been working on a little project. Designing my own wedding dress. Sort of a dressy casual Vegas, hitched by the King. That's right, Elvis, the never dead legend himself. I had an image of what Larry would wear. Tommy Bahama shirt with a cream silk trouser.
My gown is going to be a beaded Chantilly lace tunic over a cream silk crepe camisole and bias skirt. 3/4 length sleeves and a 'v' neck. I have a pretty blue necklace Larry gave me that I'll wear with it. Dressy sandles and a purse.
Now that I have a vision, it's time to work on the pattern and fit a muslin mock up to work out the kinks and check the design lines...