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Oct 29, 2017

Christina's Completed Wedding Dress


Christina's wedding was yesterday and, readers, it was lovely.

I only have a few shots to share, taken on my phone, but I should have some professional photos from Christina's (and Val's) wedding soon.

Let me fill you in on what's happened since last I posted about this project.  Christina's corset needed a little embellishment along the top edge.  I looked at a ton of bridal trim in the Garment District and discovered some wonderful shops that were new to me.  Below is a shot from B & Q Trimmings, a  shop with an amazing selection and very good prices.  I can't believe I'd never even heard of it before!


I chose some chiffon rosettes to embellish the top edge of the corset.  They added softness and texture.  I love them.



I basted the rosettes on before stitching them by hand permanently. 
I made Christina's guipure lace shrug in her favorite color, purple.  As you may already know, I'd added a wide purple tulle ruffle for the petticoat I made her, and the ribbon on her corset was purple too.





You can read a little bit more about the shrug I made on the Mood Sewing Network blog here.  Once I fit the shrug to Christina, it was very easy to put together.  I loved how it looked on her.



It was so lovely to get to see Christina wearing the dress I made and I received many, many compliments on it.

Again, I'll post more photos from both weddings when I receive them.  Thank you for joining me on my bridal gown journey, which started so many months ago.  I learned a great deal making them and got so much pleasure out of it.

P.S.  In case you're wondering, here's what I wore:


Have a great day, everybody!

31 comments:

  1. It's a beautiful dress and you did an amazing job Peter. Love the touches of purple that were added to give it personality!

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  2. Outstanding, Peter!

    They both look like love personified.

    Your sewing brings beautiful people (and occasions) into your life. Eagerly awaiting your next wedding post.

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  3. A boy, a dream and now custom-made wedding gowns. Wow, Peter! It's been a privilege watching from the sidelines.

    You all look gorgeous.

    Congratulations to Christina and Val.

    Spud.

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  4. Wow! I would wear that in a heartbeat. Well done.

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  5. Everyone looks so happy and so beautiful. Think I would have cried had I been there. Love happy endings, especially if they are also happy beginnings.

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  6. Beautiful dress and beautiful bride. You do such nice work. Very talented!

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  7. lovely work, so beautifully balanced. and nice way you worked in the purple.....and your own checks and spots, (shirt and tie) - very classy!

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  8. I love love love love love the shrug!!! PERFECTION!

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  9. The dress was gorgeous! You looked very good too. You are a master at pattern mixing.

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  10. Beautiful as always and you never fail to inspire us all to go for it! Oh, by the way, you look a little bit like Hamish Bowles of Vogue magazine in your picture!

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    1. Scorp!

      Are you ever going to post to your blog again?? Even just a photo of you wearing the cashmere hoodie?

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    2. I've trying to post to Instagram, but no luck. They must have changed the method since the last time I did it. I'm going to try my blog.

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    3. I'll pretend to be patient until it appears.

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  11. the dresses are gorgeous. I know the work you put into them. One suggestion ...when you are finished take them to a dry cleaners and have them steamed and the sleeves stuffed with tissue paper. Last one I made was out of Italian silk with lone sleeves and a long train. Both the sleeves and the bodice were fitted . Lots of buttons down the back and the sleeves. The steaming just made it look fantastic. If you have a steamer you might be able to do it yourself but I just like leaving it to the pros.

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  12. Beautiful gown and great fit - congratulations on a very successful garment!

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  13. You can see the love and dedication you put into every feature. Love those chiffon roses too!

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    1. Thanks a million -- that means a lot coming from a wedding gown expert!

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  14. Peter, Did you make your bowtie? It does look imaginative, like the things that you do.

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  15. It's beautiful Peter. It fits her beautifully. Job well done (as always).

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  16. I love the roses on the necklines especially! What an inspiring project! More more more!

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  17. The bride must have been over the moon! What I love most is that it's completely unique, and that really speaks to my heart. It's been so much fun watching it all come together.

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  18. Stunning. I love the purple accents. You were so lucky to work with a cooperative bride.

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  19. You made for the bride a unique gown that was about her. Great job. You put so much consideration into the creation and it shows.

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  20. Love the roses! What a gorgeous dress!

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  21. Just amazing. Wonderful beautiful dress.

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  22. Beautiful dress. She looks wonderful. Even the orchestra is beautiful. You look wonderful too

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  23. Wow. Perfection. Beautiful workmanship, fits so well and all the “little” touches make this gown special and just for her. Major kudos!

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  24. Well done, Peter! Christina's dress is an incredible work of art. You are truly gifted.

    PS: you're looking dapper in that bow tie :)

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