So I have been working on the wedding gown for the past few days, most people don't realize a wedding gown has to be built from the inside out. So far there are 4 layers done and I haven't even touched the actual fabric and lace!
There is the crinoline next to the body that has two to three layers but we will count that as one, the lining next to the body is number two, the bustier is next so there are three, then there is the lining for the outside layer bringing the total to FOUR! This is tomorrow's fitting to see if everything lands where it's supposed to land. Then I cut the fabric and the rest of the materials.
On top of this is the underlining, fabric, tulle and lace for the bodice and the fabric for the skirt plus underlining for the top part of the skirt. It really is more of a construction project than anything!!!!
So it's the first 5 sections of a wedding gown that are the hardest, after that it's smooth sailing :)
Putting together the built-in bustier really bends the brain as my senior students can agree, it is a method all it's own but the end result is so worth the effort. So if you are ever in the mood to think outside the box and want a real challenge make a bustier, it will keep any sort of dementia at bay believe me!
I'm glad the other lace and I have come to an understanding so we can work together to make the most stunning mother of the bride dress ever!!!
Keep you posted on the progress of both these outfits. Once the wedding happens I will post a lot of pix for you all to see!
Maria Calautti, "Jack of all trades"