My wedding dress is done!
Er ... well as done as it will get tonight. It's still in need of some hemming and a hook and eye closure. I'll be finishing those lovely things tomorrow evening in front of the TV because it's all boring hand sewing.
I surprised myself tonight by remaining calm while sewing the skirt. Cutting into the brocade made me cry a little, but it was a good kind of cry. I was happy that I was finally able to sew this fabric and make something so special with it.
You see, it was just a simple skirt with a side zipper and small waistband. Nothing too exciting or unique. But it was emotionally draining. I can imagine that tomorrow I'll be crying and sewing and crying and sewing up that hem. Hand sewing will give me time to contemplate all those years I had this fabric and thought I'd never get to use it. And how much I love Terry and am so excited to share my wedding day with him.
I'm going to be a blubbering mess.
So I thought I'd better snap a few shots of the dress before my tears wrinkle it. Forgive the pinned up-ness of the photo.
So pretty! I just like to look at it. I have it pinned up like that on the door still. Every time I walk by I can admire it.
Here's a photo with the veil too. For added effect.
I won't take a picture of me in the dress just yet. I think if I posted that on the blog it would be like 1000 years bad luck or something. But just so you all know, I tried it on and it fits perfectly. :)
I'm linking this project up with these wonderful opportunities to share with some creative sewists!