Part 5 of wedding dress construction (it's almost done!)
Last we left it it was on the mannequin with the straps made and pinned on, and we were playing with trims.
The next steps were attaching the straps (after a final measurement), putting on the top binding, and of course attaching the bodice to the skirt.
We used a bias band of lovely lightweight silk in almost the exact same grey and sewed it right sides together to handsew down to cover the raw edges (not shown).
Also, I hadn't hemmed the underskirt yet, so I did that. I cut it out a little longer than I was sure I wanted, just in case, so gave it a big hem to match the tulle overskirts.
And we sewed the bodice to the skirt. I left that step for almost last just in case my waist size changed much since cutting it out. I suppose I am a little vain... but I didn't want a loose wedding dress!!
My mom is coming over today and we're going to do a full dry run of everything--makeup, jewelery, dress... I can't decide what color of lipstick to wear so hopefully my mom will be able to help. So many decisions to make!
I'm starting to think part of the stress of a DIY wedding is there's no one to tell you how to do or wear or accessorize everything. You get to/have to make all those choices on your own, and it's sort of a lot of pressure although it's also fun to have so many options and freedoms. Any of you have any wisdom on this issue?
(If you did any DIYs for your wedding or the wedding of a friend or loved one, I'd love for you to share them in the Adventures in Dressmaking DIY Weddings Flickr group!!)