Wedding Dress Choices

As I mentioned in my first post of 2011 I will be making my own wedding dress. It’s not something new, I’ve made a couple of wedding dresses before, but unfortunately without taking any pictures as it was so long ago. However, this time it’s different, I think. Especially, as I will have my say in what pattern to make, the materials to use, what to add to the dress, be it embroidery or whatever else. And most importantly it needs to look good on me!

I’ve picked two different patterns that I’d like to combine, but I’m not yet sure which parts I will combine. The first one is this Vogue Bridal Original pattern:

I particularly like the skirt and the way it falls, but I think I’d prefer it without the train, I’m thinking that mine needs to be more practical. Particularly as I’ll probably be busy with a 4 months old baby. I do also like the top, but am not sure about the embroidery and the panel in the middle, I think I’d prefer it without. The second is a Simplicity evening wear pattern:

It doesn’t look great in the picture, but I really like the top half of the dress. I think the neckline will work really well and I like the fact that it would cover my shoulders. The skirt would have to be a little bit fuller though to make it into a proper wedding dress. So, I’m thinking of combining elements of each of these dresses in order to come out with a simple, but perfect dress for me.

Of course, I’m still not quite sure about materials either and that’s something I’ll have to think about in the next few weeks as I want to try and buy it before baby arrives, so that I can pick up the sewing at any time.

Maybe some of you have ideas? And what do you think about the two choices of patterns?

3 Responses to “Wedding Dress Choices”

  1. First, Congratulations on getting married and having a baby! I agree, I do like the skirt on the first gown and the top on the second one. I also made my wedding dress, make sure you have it complete way in advance, the month of the wedding you won’t have time! Good luck!!!

  2. wow – i am very impressed that you’re making your own wedding dress!
    i like the parts of the two dresses you’ve chosen, what a lovely dress you’ll make!

  3. I am all kinds of impressed that you are making your wedding dress. I am so excited to see the progress!

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