Now that Christmas is over and things have settled down, it is time to get back on my blog. I haven't been sewing much lately because a lot has been going on - which I won't get into now. The good news is that my daughter is getting married! We are thrilled and love her fiance. The wedding is in March and we've decided that I am going to make the wedding dress. I will be logging my progress here as I go along. I also will be making the flower girl dress as well.
Believe it or not, we were able to find all the fabrics she wanted at JoAnns! I would have rather used silk, but she liked what we found and that's all that matters. The even better news is that all of the casa collection fabrics were 40% off, and I also had several 50% off coupons, so even though I still have to buy lace, zippers, and buttons, I think we will be able to do the whole dress for under $200. (actually, both dresses) So, I can't complain about that!
I think my daughter is actually a little worried about me making the dress. She is afraid she will not like it, it won't fit right, I will get too stressed out, she will get too stressed out, I won't get finished in time, etc.!
Here is what we are planning. We are doing the bodice from Simplicity 8289 and the skirt from McCalls 6893.
Today I got all of her measurements, so I can start cutting out the muslin tomorrow..
My granddaughters flower girl dress will basically be the same thing using Butterick 6445.