Finally the dress for my friends’ wedding in Assisi!
In the end it’s very different from what I had initially planned as there were several hiccups along the way:
- I drafted the pattern and sewed a muslin of what I call the ‘romantic Amélie dress’…but it seemed too conservative for a day wedding ceremony.
- I promise to show you the actual dress in a few days…it’s actually wearable but I had to nickname it the “tablecloth dress” (you’ll see why!)
- I drafted the pattern of the long dress
- The suitable silk dupioni fabric for my long dress option was nowhere to be found (at least not without spending a fortune)
- I decided to use left-over fabric from my stash
- So…in the end I had to create the third dress pattern…with the help of my visionary instructor!
- And I made a hobo bag to go with it!
On a sewing techie note…
This dress showcases my first successful invisible zipper…How did I succeed???
Well, I bought the invisible zipper foot for my machine…after loads of frustration I made the only viable decision and invested on the tool that has given me a lot of joy!
I highly recommend an invisible zipper foot if you ever plan to sew invisible zippers. I tried several tutorials but in the end it only boiled down to having the right tool for the trade (no, the regular zipper foot didn’t work for me)!
Have you faced my same frustration with invisible zippers?
Behind the scenes on the wedding
As promised some more pictures on the wedding. As I told you yesterday the ceremony was beautiful and very moving for me. I am friends with the bride…her name is Antonella and she is a long time friend from when I lived in Brussels, Belgium.
She is one of the sweetest and positive persons I know…She is such a good friend that when she told me she’d move for work I was in tears.
…little would I know that years later that move would mean she’s find love. That’s why I was so happy to see her getting married. The venue was to die for: a simple yet imposing architecture.
And Antonella was very lucky to have her own uncle (who’s the priest in white) celebrate the wedding…it made the whole mass much more personal. She could barely contain her feelings…
I really wish Antonella and Alessandro a beautiful life together…they really deserve it.