Wedding dress construction Part 4
Here's how it's coming along (again, look away if you want to be surprised at the end!!):
If you remember where we left off, I had assembled the bodice and the many layers of skirt and it was looking like this:
One of the next steps is creating the self-fabric flowers that will go on it--but I'm not quite ready for that yet. Still can't decide between several different designs and materials. Ehhh...
But another important next step was making the straps. I wanted them to be tapered, narrowest at the bodice and widest at the middle of the shoulder, but not a true diamond shape because of the roundness of a shoulder.
To make this custom strap shape, we first figured out how long it needed to be.
I cut out the dress fabric, the grey, as well as white lining. I cut out three layers of tulle in rectangles almost twice as wide as the strap at the narrowest points.
So many choices and options! It's so tough when this is, like, the ONLY wedding dress I'll ever have! Unfortunately I like more than one style of dress. Aaah, the conflict of the ages...