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: http://farthingalescorsetmakingsupplies.com/classes.php?article=10 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.