Mom’s Wedding Gown To First Communion Dress…
I finished the dress and everything went well. The fit was great, and my little friend was so happy in her dress made from her mom’s wedding gown on her special day!
The gown has lots of little details, making it a miniature wedding gown, really. It has a horsehair braid hem to make the skirt hem stiffer, a back bustle effect, and fully functioning buttons that I used from her mom’s wedding gown with a zipper placket underneath for security.
I found some delicate pearl trim tape and sewed it into the waist, neckline, and sleeve hem seams, between the linings.
Here are the sleeves where I sewed on lace pieces and then sewed little pearls from Mom’s dress over the motifs to copy her mom’s wedding dress.This was the dress before I cut it up. I tried to retain the original feeling, but make it a little more sweet for a little girl.
This was the pattern I used, McCall’s 3050, bought on E Bay from the year 2000. While the pattern is really well drafted , I found the instructions to be really hard to understand so I just gave up on them after a certain point and used my own methods of construction. I would say this pattern is only suitable for very experienced seamstresses! That’s an understatement too…
What a little angel she is!