Monday, January 30, 2012

Let's get it started in here, lets get it started in here...

Go on, join in, you know you want to ;)

Today I pieced together all 86 odd pages to make my base dress pattern. 
I had another change of mind (hey, females are allowed to do that!) and now we have Butterick 5462 on the go!



It's quite a simple pattern, I'll add ruching to it on a slight diagonal on the waist area somewhere - still to be decided. Ohterwise I'll leave the waist as is, and do a beautiful tight gather all over the bust/bodice which will be gorgeous. I also have the PERFECT brooch to put on the back - from my late nana, so that'll be my something old/something borrowed.

It was a LOT of work piecing all the bits together, but it's very satisfying to look at the amazing flared skirt parts to the pattern and think wow I'll be wearing that.


Thsi was one part. *groans*

Now comes the fab part. Testing it out in muslins. adding bits here and there. seeing how it fits.
The wedding isnt until august, but I intend to get the main pattern sorted in advance so I'm not too stressed close to the time of the wedding trying to decide how I want the dress, as well as making it!

Giddy as a child in a candy store - that's me!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Doing it my way!

After going back and forwards back and forwards, looking at patterns etc. I spoke to my boss this morning, during a quiet moment at work, turns out she was a wedding dress maker before she owned the shop. So we went through patterns, had a good old talk, and gave me lots to think about.

I came home deciding to make my own.
Now I've spent the afternoon looking at patterns again, and Burda 8056 jumped out at me.
B8056

The shape is what I want, and I think I will add some sort of rouching/detailing to the front. But otherwise it's lovely. I can't wait to get started on it.

There's plenty of time (ish!)
4th August is the day. So the date will read 4-8-12(in the southern hemisphere anyway lol). Rather cool!

And on that note - driving past a car hire place in town, they had this in the window. Cue a "STOP THE CAR" from me and then DO A U TURN!!!
This dress I saw is beautiiiiful!




Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Need for a wedding dress!!!

Yes that's right, there's a need for a wedding dress.
The best news of all - the wedding dress is for ME!

My darling FIANC√ČE proposed in the most loevly spot yesterday, in the middle of the Molesworth Station which is the largest farm in NZ. I turned around from taking this photo to him down on one knee. 


So now I need a wedding dress. I am seriously considering buying a dress off the likes of Lightinthebox.com or DHgate.com. Custom made to my size. And I can always get it altered at work if any alterations are needed.
But there are so many options to choose from.
I haven't been able to find any patterns I really like, that would be what I want in a wedding dress, and right now I don't have a lot of time to sew anyway.

Now we are holidaying in Hanmer Springs NZ until tomorrow. It's bliss, we played mini golf this morning and then spent several hours at the local thermal spring pools. I am now looking a bit of a cross between Snookie and an Oompa Loompa.

If anyone has bought from DH gate or lightinthebox I'd be very interested to hear about your experience.