And now for the work part of my vacation: Making Jennah’s wedding dress! Day one: Armed with a heap of muslin, we got to finalizing the design of the dress in person (after numerous photos and emails sent). After taking Jennah’s measurements, we picked out a simple, strapless bodice pattern to work from. Instead of the sweetheart neckline on the pattern, Jennah opted for a straight neckline with a halter strap. While we worked out the pattern and alterations, Jennah snapped some photos:
Julia, from The World is My Oyster blog, sewing away.
Jennah in the initial fitting of the muslin bodice; took in a couple seams, shortened the waistline to her natural waist…
Brainstorming and discussing.
Both traveling in from out of town, Julia and I had to make do without all of our tools handy. The slots in the patio table made squaring of the fabric quick and easy (luckily, it hadn’t started raining yet).
Got a lot accomplished in one day! After Jennah left, Julia and I started playing around with a basic dirndl skirt construction for the tea length skirt…. And on to Day Two.