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!


  1. Holy cow that's a lot of paper pieces! And here I was getting cranky taping 6 pieces of paper together for a pattern. I admire your patience!

    Of course, it looks like it'll be a gorgeous dress for an amazing occasion, so I'll bet that helped. :) Good luck with your muslins! I'm so pleased and honoured that you're sharing this experience with us.

  2. Wow! I can't wait to see what you make.

  3. I looked at this same pattern this weekend. So far I haven't decided whether or not to make my own dress. It would save a lot of money and I could customize it but I have dreamed about a Vera Wang dress since I was a baby.

  4. It will be gorgeous. I love the pattern lines and the bodice is perfect. What color are you leaning toward-white, ivory, cream...other?

  5. Jennielee, it's a very simple pattern so far, I've been working on muslins and it's quite quick and easy (though having said that, I have only done the bodice parts so far getting it right over my boobs. LOL)
    I did toy with the option of buying, but making was a much more satisfying (and cost effective) outcome.

    The color will be white, and most likely in duchess satin (though I may use a bit of silk too)