Wedding Dress Update – We Have A Bodice!

Underlining in progress...a little more finicky than I thought it would be. Gotta stay-stitch silk! #sewing #weddingdress
Tomorrow is five months until the wedding, and I can confidently say that I am making progress on sewing my wedding dress.  Finally, right?  I’ve only been talking about making this dress for, oh, I don’t know, the last eight months or so.  HAH!

A good chunk of my Christmas vacation was spent carefully cutting out single layers of silk, silk georgette, and lace on top of my parent’s ping-pong table, which was the perfect surface for spreading out all of this fabric and just wide enough for my fabric to fit.  I realized after I started cutting out the silk that there was no way possible that I could have cut this out on the floor at home and have everything nice and smooth.  I even had an earlier crazy idea to go into the office on a weekend and use the long conference tables pushed together in a meeting room to cut out all of my fabric, but the tables wouldn’t have been wide enough and I would have run out of time.

I’m happy to say, after many hours of careful pattern placement and cutting with my Gingher shears, I have all parts of my wedding dress cut out and ready to sew.  I even went ahead and underlined and assembled the bodice while on vacation – that lace gave me a bit of a panic attack when I started to underline it with the silk because it ended up growing slightly, but after some careful pinning and stitching, everything went together just fine.

Here’s a little video of how my dress is coming together – I also talk about how exactly I cut out my silk and silk georgette, the problem I ran into with my lace, and some thoughts on the oh-so-coveted book Bridal Couture by Susan Khalje:


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  1. January 3, 2016 / 5:03 am

    Enjoyed the video. The dress is looking gorgeous.

  2. January 3, 2016 / 12:07 pm

    I’ve been following your wedding dress project for a while and I just love reading your story. The challenge you’ve embraced is so impressive. The material is hardly a joy at the best of times (a couple of meters and a simple pattern!) but in the yardage you’re working with AND a Marfy pattern…well there just isn’t words to describe my admiration and respect. 🙂

  3. January 6, 2016 / 1:41 am

    Love this video , the material is very important for the dress!

    • Lucinda
      January 6, 2016 / 2:09 pm

      You are SO RIGHT about that, thank you!

  4. January 6, 2016 / 2:08 pm

    I found a post about your wedding dress on Broke Ass Bride. I think that what you are doing is fantastic!

    • Lucinda
      January 6, 2016 / 2:09 pm

      Aww thank you so much!!

  5. Shannah
    January 18, 2016 / 4:10 pm

    Hey! Your dress is looking beautiful!! I’m making mine too! Mermaid style!

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