Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Wedding Dress Adventure: Chapter Three

It's almost time. The preliminary muslin fittings are finished.  The pattern pieces have been traced and stored in handy little mailing tubes. The Wedding Dress Adventure is about to begin in earnest.

So far, everything is on schedule (and I pray it stays that way). Sometime at the end of October,  Lindsey and I have to get together and shop for fabric.  She gave me permission to select the fabric without her, but I wouldn't want to rob her of another chance to ignore my suggestions and do things her way.  Early in the summer, I saw a lace I really liked on a hurried visit to B&J Fabrics in New York.  If we can't synchronize our schedules, I might just take her up on the offer and head back to New York and buy the fabric by myself.

Long distance dressmaking is going to be a challenge. Once the fabric is purchased and I'm ready to sew, I'll have to pack up my  machines and sewing supplies and spend several days in Richmond (in her one bedroom apartment with no TV) so she will be available for try-ons.  I remember how she hated to try on the prom dresses I made for her.  I hope I'm not met with the same resistance this time.  Especially after driving four to five hours on I-95.  Major construction won't start until well into the fall because in addition to sewing her dress, in October I'm giving her a shower here in Pennsylvania.  I can only focus on one thing at a time.  I suspect she asked me to give the Pennsylvania shower so I will stay out of her way while she plans the wedding.

I won't be sharing too many pictures of the dress in progress.  I don't want to jinx anything by revealing too much.  In the meantime, here is a picture taken during the last muslin fitting:

If my prayers are answered all goes according to plan, she'll be beautiful!


  1. With a mother's love being poured into this dress, she will be beautiful! God bless.

  2. Isabel's DaughterSeptember 3, 2013 at 1:23 PM

    She will be beautiful, no matter what. Good luck with this wonderful project.


  3. Hope everything goes joyfully and smoothly. Your daughter will be a gorgeous bride! Maybe she can go over to Couture by LK design and look at their laces. Their selection isn't huge but lots of lovely stuff. They have a website now http://couturebylkdesign.com/

  4. She will be beautiful! As for the TV take your laptop and a bunch of DVDs or books on tape. Enjoy the process, you only have one daughter.

  5. Good luck to you, you will do an amazing job.