Thursday, October 22, 2009

A Homemade Wedding Homestead-Style: The Making of the Dress

Light years ago, I started telling you about the wedding. Then I had technical difficulties, and physical difficulties, and emotional difficulties including adopting too many animals.

But the wedding stuff is back!

In my last wedding related post, I promised to tell about cupcakes and foods next but let's just pretend that I never said that.

Cause I want to talk about my dress!

I found a dress online, and of course it was a designer dress which would have cost pretty much our entire wedding budget, but I was hooked. It was exactly what I wanted: NO sparkles or beading whatsoever, solid lace (for the country look) and atypical neckline (I HATE strapless). Then, I remembered a friend had had her wedding dress made by her mother-in-law. I made a call, and another call, then another call, and finally had an appointment to see if they could actually make the dress.

They could!

I would also like to mention that the shop was right-smack in between my workplace and my home. That's fate, I'd say!

The seamstress created the dress from scratch, meaning she drew the design herself, working entirely from a few pictures I had brought in. She began by cutting a rough outline out of some basic fabric and pinning it together on me. This was going to be her actual pattern, the same as the paper pieces you get when you buy a sewing pattern at a store.




And yes, those are blue un. der. pants. I'm classy like that. And not very smart.

The second-go-round I wore better un. der. pants. And got to wear the real deal. I present: 'The Many Faces Of Mama H Trying On Her Wedding Dress'






The third (and final!) fitting came one week before the wedding. This was when it really sunk in. While the dress still needed a little tweaking, it fit perfect and was sooooo comfortable. As you can tell, I was pretty dang excited. Or maybe you can't tell. I just make weird faces.








Most importantly, I could sit in it! Although, I don't remember sitting at all during the wedding...


  1. I love it! A beautiful dress for a beautiful bride!

  2. Great minds must think alike...I posted my wedding stroy today too! (oops!!!) Yes your dress was a bauty, just like you!!!


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