Saturday, May 31, 2008
Show & Tell with Mel Sunday
This is my wedding dress. The reason I am sharing it is because I made it. I designed it and made it. The creative process I love. The making it process - well, not all the time. I would love to just be able to figure it out in my brain, push print and voila! Finished product. I have made other dresses and other things - but this is one of the biggest projects I ever undertook and the first project of its magnitude I ever did. I did have a bit of help (see below photo.) It wasn't until I started making this dress that I fully understood the need for a sewing dummy.
Sssshhhhh - don't tell, he'd probably kill me for posting this picture! His roommates took one of him in it when it was done and I was hemming it. I never got a copy of that. Somewhere - someone has a photo of my dh in a full out wedding dress. I had to bribe him with a kiss to get him to put on that bodice so I could pin it and make sure I had it right. (I am dying over how skinny I use to be!) Must be true love right? Especially in front of his roomies. Not only did he willingly submit his services as a sewing dummy, but he also helped me with some of the hand sewing tasks.
Me: "Do you know how to sew on a button?"
Him: "Yeee - esssssss . . ."
Me: "Good! Here, take this, Now, sew one of these itty bitty pearls on this gimp braid every inch okay?"
Roommates: "snicker, snicker, tee hee . . ."
Sewings pearls during the NCAA Final Four helped make the sewing go down a bit easier. He didn't complain - though came close when he asked "why can't we just glue these?" Silly man - Elmer's is not for wedding dresses! Click on the photo for more detail - you might just catch sight of some of those man-sewn pearls!