Finished First Communion Dress

Saturday was Lily’s First Communion Day. It was  a lovely day and here are some photos I would like to share. If you read my previous post about making this dress, Lily had some rather grandiose ideas and I was pretty tired out from making the wedding gown so I tried to talk her into something simpler […]

Wedding Dress link up Party!

Hi everyone and welcome to the wedding dress link up party! For the last couple of months I was making a wedding gown and thought it would be a fun way to wrap up the whole project with a photo party of readers’ dresses through the decades. Let’s start  from the newest to the oldest […]

Wedding Dresses : Vintage Designer Showcase

So this is my last post for a while on the subject of wedding dresses. I just got so obsessed with everything having to do with them that I have to share some of my discoveries. I bought my own wedding dress at a sample sale off the rack. I was only 23 and was […]

Wedding Dress : Finished !

 I finally finished Maria’s dress. I didn’t get any photos of her in it but it does looks beautiful on her. I’ll have to wait for the wedding pictures.  I added horsehair braid to the hem of the lace to make it more crisp. Everything that was made on this dress was learned either from […]

Wedding Dress Patterns Through the Decades

 I thought it would be fun to post a little retrospective of the many styles of wedding dresses that were available to home sewists over the last several decades. This would be the ultimate retro sewing project!  These patterns can be found on Etsy of course! Here is a rare 1930’s pattern. Bias cut skirts influenced by […]

Wedding Dress Tutorial Links

Hi everyone. Well, I have wrapped up my wedding gown project and will be posting some final pictures soon and I’m ready to move on to something else. I did want to share with you some great links and tutorials on wedding sewing I have found during my wedding dress sewing process. If you should […]