Wedding dress! First preview

My mom and I had a super fun personal sewing projects day on Saturday, and cut out and sewed on things for ourselves.  She has a business making historic clothing for reenactors and museums and such, and doesn't often find time to sew for herself.  We also talked a lot about inspirations and designs for my wedding dress, which we'll be making!

I went to JoAnn's after and bought some of the several fabrics/materials that will go on my dress.  I'm really excited.  Just a quick sneak preview for you... I can't give it all away at once!  Here are a few of the pieces...
I can't wait to start putting it together next weekend!  I am so excited!  It will be pretty, I swear ;)

14 comments

  1. i am just DYING to see what you'll do for your wedding dress! it's bound to be stunning.

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  2. This is no preview!!! You make us curious, i can't wait to see what you'll do with it

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  3. I'm not sure if it's the lighting of the photo, but that looks peach/pinkish. I'm excited already. I'm sure it will be awesome.

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  4. I am interested because the tulle looks like a pale pink.

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  5. I had not made the connection that you are the Lavender's Green proprietresses daughter. When I lived in Oregon I met your mom once at an Oregon Regency Society Ball. Anyway I love your blog and your mom's work. I can't wait to see your dress.

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  6. Can't wait to see what you sew!

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  7. so stoked!
    also, i'm jealous of all the fun things your mom makes!

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  8. Haha, sorry, it is a tiny sneak preview!! You will see more later, I swear! I am soooo excited. Yes, there is a peach and a pink, and an ivory and a grey in the tulle. The base is pale grey. This is just the big fabric pieces, mind you...

    @Cosmo, how cool, I was probably there too!

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  9. What pretty fabric! I've thought off and on about making my own wedding dress, but it seems like such a bigger commitment than other dressmaking. Can't wait to see what you do.

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  10. I love what you do, and how you do it!!
    You are and have always been a fearless sewist...I know you will come up with a beautiful and lovely gown!!!
    And that is why I love being one of your sponsors.
    Have fun with your inventive and cool picks for fabrics!!
    xoxox,
    Cheryl

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  11. Hi,
    I been following you for a while, I'm doing my wedding dress too:-)
    I'm so excited too, and a little scared because I don't have helping mom:-(
    I'm sure yours will be fantastic!!:-D

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  12. Thanks so much for posting about your dress! I just got engaged 3 weeks ago and have already decided to make my dress--everyone I tell looks at me like I'm completely crazy so it's nice to know that there are others out there just as crazy! Can't wait to see it!

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  13. Thanks, ladies!! And congrats to the other soon-to-be-married of you out there--we can TOTALLY make our own wedding dresses!!

    Mine will be a very simple pattern and style but made beautiful with the hand-finishing and embellishment details I add...

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  14. I love your fabrics! My wedding last year was very DIY also... I made the 6 bridesmaid dresses, table runners, save the date cards, and invitations with 6 enclosures that involved lots of punching and stamping - needless to say, I drew the line at making my own dress! I think that making your own wedding dress is such a special and fun project, I was just having too much fun with the other projects so I bought mine! Can't wait to see your dress as it progresses!

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