Sneak peek: wedding dress flowers

I got a lot done on my wedding dress (and veil!) this weekend while sewing at my mom's house.  Checked lots of things off the list!

I am excited to show you more, but for now here's a little sneak peek...
I made several fabric flowers, to test out the methods, and played around putting them here and there on the dress.  I just used straight pins and moved them around for now.  Not sure where they’ll go in the end... open to suggestions!


Now I just have to make tons and tons more!!

32 comments

  1. So beautiful, I wish you so much happiness and you will look stunning. ax

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  2. That is SO gorgeous!

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  3. wow!That color scheme is amazing! very very classy!

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  4. Anonymous5/29/2011

    I am not sure how to contact you, but thought of you when I saw this listing on the Portland Craigslist site. It's patterns from 70's - 80's & 90's...
    http://portland.craigslist.org/clk/art/2403148207.html

    Carrie

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  5. Wow this is gorgeous. You blow me away with your sewing skills!

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  6. woww the flowers are so beautiful!!!!
    can I ask how did you done them?
    I like to do some for my dress too:-)

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  7. looks absolutely gorgeous, can't wait to see it finished!!

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  8. that is just amazing. I would never be able to do something like that. What a talent.

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  9. Aaaw, thanks, everyone.
    @OrloSubito, I will totally do a tutorial of the flowers soon!

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  10. Love the flowers! I'd be really wary of putting the flowers at your waist. Between the ruching on the bodice, and the slightly scrunched sash you run the risk of making yourself look really wide if you put flowers at your waist too.

    But feel free to ignore me ;-)

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  11. So beautiful! It's going to be so great to be able to pull out your own hand-made wedding dress from the closet when you've been married for 30 years!

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  12. It's looking SO lovely. Maybe a tute on the fabrics? they look so nice!!

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  13. oooh, looks amazing!

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  14. very pretty. I salute you for making your own dress & bridesmaid dresses. I made my own bouquet and corsages, but that was absolutely my limit.

    The flowers are gorgeous.

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  15. They will move at the rhythm of your first dance!!!

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  16. Wow this is going to be one stunning and dramatic dress!

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  17. Elizabeth from MO5/30/2011

    wow, will you be posting a tutorial on how to make the flowers :)

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  18. wow just found your blog! you are talented!

    i wish i could sew like this!

    AlphabetSoup Style

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  19. Absolutely beautiful! The flowers are a gorgeous touch. I'd tried placing them in various ways -- angled rows from waist to hem; around the waist and hem; in a bow pattern from bodice to hem; or randomly (seemingly) around the skirt with one larger one at the edge of the bodice. Just some ideas, but I'm sure you will come up with the most perfect placement. The dress is stunning!

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  20. WOW! i love love the dress...good job!

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  21. I LOVE LOVE LOVE your dress!! I love that you are making your dress. It's looking great!

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  22. I adore your dress. I can't tell if it's just me/my computer, but is it a slightly gray shade of white?

    Also, if I may offer one (possibly critical thought), I'm not sure about the flowers on the skirt part. The skirt is so light and airy and the flowers so big that it almost seems like they're weighing the skirt down. I LOOOOOVE them on the top part though!

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  23. I think your dress is amazing-- I wish I'd made my dress so it could have been exactly what I wanted. My opinion contradicts the previous post because I love the flowers on the skirt! The bodice already has ruching and I think more detail there would cover your shape, but I love a big statement on the skirt, either scattered along the bottom half like you've got or (possibly requiring making many more flowers) all over the skirt portion. Whatever you decide, the dress is beautiful, and the awesome part is, whichever you decide will be perfect for you!

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  24. Thanks, everyone, and thanks for the ideas!

    To all of you who made your own dresses or other DIYs for your weddings, please share them on my Flick group!! http://www.flickr.com/groups/adventuresindressmakingdiyweddings/

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  25. Your dress is going to be amazing!

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  26. Your dress looks lovely. I look forward to seeing a picture of you in it. This is my first time to your blog. When is the wedding?

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  27. Thanks! And welcome. August 6th.

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  28. Gstepmom6/11/2011

    Just found your blog. You are an extremely talented seamstress. I love everything you have designed for the most special dress of your life. You have such a tiny waist it will look gorgeous if you have flowers on your waist or not. Thank you very much for sharing your talent.

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  29. wow!That color scheme is amazing! very very classy!

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  30. Thankyou! I had it made by a local dressmaker, I worked with her to come up with the design, it is loosely based on a ridiculously expensive prom dresses I found online but could never afford!If I was getting married I was bloody well doing it in a princess ball gown!

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