Monday, August 6, 2012

Monday Progress Update: August 6th

I got a TON done this week!

First off, the all-important wedding dress:

It's finished!  Well, as finished as I can get it without another fitting.  I leave on Thursday to go home, and we'll have a final fitting before I set the zipper, wait for the shipment of trim to come in for the plum sections and then another fitting to mark the hem.

The Lake Dress:

I sewed up the bodice and did some tacking of decoration on the front.  It still needs a lot more (what I lovingly called "sequin and rhinestone vomit") so I'll be getting to that.

I also made up the wisk!  I'm very excited it turned out as well as it did.  It's my first wisk!  I followed these instructions from Farthingales:  It was so much easier than I thought, even if it was time consuming!

I started the decorations on the skirt too!  These are 2" strips I cut from a blue lace, then gathered on my sewing machine and pinned into place.  Then I used the machine to sew it down.  I realized last night that all the loops are going the same way, so I'm going to have to cut the ones on one side to make them symmetrical.  *sigh*  I know it's a little thing, but it's something that will bug me.  I'm dying a sequined trim to put in the middle of the ruffles.  It'll be tacked down by hand.