Quick update on my wedding dress > flower girl dress project!
I am now finished with the main dress. I think it turned out rather well! I even installed my very first zipper successfully (which was a tough job to manage with all that crinkly Chantilly lace in the way!).
The finishing touch on the dress itself is going to be a chocolate brown satin sash. I haven’t finished it quite yet because I am still trying to decide exactly what to do for it. When I wrap a piece of the chocolate silk around it, it seems to be too stark in comparison to the softness and color of the dress. I’m trying to decide if I should just make a smaller sash or if I should cover it in chantilly lace to soften the darkness of the brown. I need to try and make my decision by the weekends end so I can wrap up the dress part of the project.
A companion to the dress
In my last post I talked of how I wasn’t sure if I should put sleeves into the dress or not. After talking to Bonnie we decided to make a capelet. Last week I went ahead and made one from a very easy pattern found online. I think it turned out rather well and can’t wait to see Delilah try it on!
Once the sash is finished I can move on to the next components of the project: Garter, Basket liner, Ring pillow and keepsake box. As always, I will keep you up to date on the happenings!