Wednesday, 7 July 2010

The Most Emotional Skirt in the World

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!


14 comments:

Jennie said...

You sweet, funny girl.

I had a big teary fit right before walking down the aisle on my wedding day. And buying waterproof mascara had slipped my mind. My #1 tip for all brides: WATERPROOF MASCARA!!!

Jennwith4 said...

It looks lovely! I can't wait to see a pic of you in it!

anita said...

It's so beautiful, Tawny. I love that you used this fabric. Can't wait to see you on the big day.

Julie said...

Tawny, it is so beautiful!

P. said...

Very nice! I especially like the skirt print. You are going to be a beautiful bride in your dress. Congratulations!

Larri @ Seams Inspired said...

Love the skirt print, Tawny. Can't wait to see a snap of you in it. Thanks for sharing. Happy Sewing! :o)

Miri said...

Lovely! Lovely! Lovely!

Michelle said...

Many congrats on your upcoming wedding! Your skirt looks lovely, and I'm sure you'll be a beautiful bride.

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

Congratulations! Very pretty outfit:)

Karen said...

That brocade fabric is just gorgeous. You are going to look just beautiful. All the very best for your wedding.

Dayna said...

You have a fun sense of humor. :-) Great finish!

Dayna said...

Oops! And congratulations!

Carla said...

It's very pretty and it's going to look perfect on you.

LB3K said...

So, so lovely! Congrats. I will be featuring this tomorrow. Thanks for linking,

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