Wedding dresses and alterations...

[ this is part of a post from yesterday on my personal blog.. read the rest of it here ]


“A wedding!  I love weddings-- drinks all around!!”  - Captain Jack.

Yesterday I went to a wedding for a friend of mine.   It was a very nice wedding, and after-party (I can call it that, right?) was pretty fun.  I helped make the bridesmaids dresses and helped alter the store-bought wedding dress, so that’s partially why I’ve been so busy.  Actually that’s a lot of why I’ve been so busy...

Along with needing to hem it a bit, the dress was too big up top.  So after much debate we ripped open the back of the dress and removed part of the zipper.  That was my job :) heheh.  Needless to say, Bethany was a bit nervous about me coming anywhere close to her dress with a seam ripper.  

Where the zipper had been, the fabric was folded back in an upside down triangle to make way for my favorite way of closing dresses…. A lace-up!  Yay for Bethany for being brave!  :D
She attached plastic rings under the opening and made a bias ribbon (the one in the picture is not the one she used) to thread across the opening.  It’s long enough to trail along behind her, but it would also work for her to just tuck it out of sight into the dress.

(front of the bodice)

 So yeah!  this is what I've been working on :) 



Herrin Girl said...

WEDDINGS?! I love weddings! Drinks all around!!

darth-abbey said...

best. line.