Some of you have requested an update on my handmade wedding dress
, and well, I don't have much. Yet. If you are having your wedding dress made by friends and family, you need to let your inner control freak relax, because baby, it's out of your hands. I haven't seen my wedding dress since Christmas, when it took off to Michigan with my sister. It is, however, in the mail as-we-speak, so soon I will have it in my hot little hands, and will be able to try it on, spin around, buy some shoes, make a veil, and hand-sew on some lace trim. Hooray. In the meantime though, I have this picture and email from my sister to tide you over: Continue reading My Wedding Dress Update (And Such)
Update from the wedding dress front: I just finished standing for an hour while my sister wielded
sharp pins in front of my face and threatened that So Help Her God, if I didn't stop wiggling, she'd pin the muslin TO me. Good thing I can make crazy faces and hum silly songs without wiggling. Well, good thing for me.
Of course making a wedding dress is nothing like the making a wedding dress fantasy, where we all hold hands and hum, and create something so magical that the birds burst into song. It's a lot more about making something and then realizing you did it wrong and need to fix it, worrying that you are really making the worlds most boring dress and what were you even thinking, and trying to not be too cross with each other. But on we go. And on Christmas Eve no less. When I get back to San Francisco I'll have more photos and stories, but until then, I was hoping everyone could think really happy thoughts in our direction at once. It's quite nerve wracking, making a wedding dress from scratch, and we can use all the help we can get. Continue reading Update From Project Wedding Dress
I mentioned in a past post
that, inspired by the incredible Kimi
, I'm going to attempt to make my wedding dress. In fact, it seems that all of the women in my family and David's family will attempt to make my wedding dress together over the holidays (how cool is that?) This sounds more ambitious then it is, since my mom sewed all of our clothes when we were little, and my sister and I have been sewing and designing our own clothes since we could reach the machine - we just haven't done much of it in recent (busy) years. Project Wedding Dress starts this weekend, as I crawl out of my sickbed to go fabric shopping, or more precisely, to go shopping for fabric swatches. Continue reading Project Wedding Dress – It Begins
It's weird how we get wedding fantasies set in our heads when we are little girls. Everyone always says that they never thought about their wedding until they got engaged, but I'm not going to lie to you. I started dreaming about my wedding as soon as I could talk. When my mom gave me my first piggy bank at four, she asked me if I'd like to save for college. "No," I told her "College is boring. I want to save for my wedding." I still remember the horrified look on my feminist mother's face. "But..." she said weakly, "You know that girls can do anything! What would you like to do?" "Save for my wedding dress," I said firmly.
At four, I was perfectly sure of the wedding dress I would get. One that was big, poofy, and looked as much like Glenda the Good Witch's dress at possible. Over the years my idea of a wedding dress slowly scaled back. A five years ago, I was sure I'd get married in a elegant lace sheath dress, and over the past few years I grew to love short wedding dresses too, but I was sure they were not for me, since I would want something 'more traditional.' But each time I've put on a big dramatic wedding dress - the kind I thought I was going to love- it felt like I was in some sort of wedding dress costume. I just didn't feel like myself. And I wanted full range of motion, I knew that much! So, slowly, I've started to think that a short dress is for me. I've tried one on now, and even my mom, who was not on board with the idea, fell in love with it. Continue reading Little Girl Wedding Dreams
So, real life has been a little exhausting of late, which means that my pithiness and sass are running a little low. So, I thought I'd share with you one of the things that are inspiring me right now. These dresses, from Priscilla's of Boston
, are not the most affordable, but it's the styling that I love, and the inspiration is free. I'm loving their simple vintage feel. (And if you want to cheer my weekend, leave me something that's inspiring you in the comments.) Continue reading Vintage Wedding Dress Inspiration