Monday, April 12, 2010

A BIG Project

DF and I are making plans to get married in June! We've been engaged for a while, and he moved in last August, so we've been progressing towards this for a while. We're going to have the wedding festivities in Vegas because it will make traveling easier for our guests. It's much easier to fly there than Albuquerque, plus there are a lot of fun things to do in addition to the ceremony.

Of course, there's a dress. And I'm planning to make it. I've been acquiring candidates for several months, but this was the pattern that DF liked best:


I'm making the short version. It's simple but I love the lines. It actually makes sense, because this is wedding #2 for me and the ceremony will be outside. At the volcano waterfall at the Mirage, believe it or not.

The fabric has been ordered from Gorgeous Fabrics and should arrive this week. Ivory silk and sequined mesh, baby!! I'll definitely be making a muslin, followed by an actual dress as a dry run before cutting into the good stuff.

13 comments:

Lydia said...

The dress is absolutely gorgeous as is your fabric choice. Take lots of pictures and keep us enlightened!

Rose said...

I'm a long time reader of your blog, and I'm happy for you and DF. Felicitations to you both!

Rose in SV

Gorgeous Things said...

Congratulations!!!!!!!!

alethia said...

I love the simple lines of the dress, and the style you choose is appropriate. Las Vegas, that sounds wonderful. Congratulations!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Congratulations! I'm sure the dress is going to look amazing!

Little Hunting Creek said...

Good news! Congratulations! I LOVE that dress. It will look amazing in those fabrics

Gigi said...

Congratulations! That dress will look lovely on you and I look forward to seeing you make it.

Kathleen C. said...

Congratualtions and many best wishes! I look forward to following the sewing of a beautiful dress for the beautiful bride!

Kathryn, aka fzxdoc said...

How wonderful for you, Nancy! Best wishes for a lifetime of happiness! And enjoy making that dress--I love the fabric you describe and the pattern you have chosen. Simple and elegant.

Kathryn

The Slapdash Sewist said...

Congratulations! I love that choice for a casual outdoor wedding; it will be chic *and* comfortable.

gwensews said...

Congratulations! Wishing you a happy wedding day and a happy life. Now, make a beautiful thing!

Duchesse said...

What a happy post! Love this dress! Now: is the sequined mesh overlaid on top of the satin? On how much of the dress? Is the sequined mesh the same colour (mesh and sequins)? Your outdoor wedding setting sounds beautiful and stress-free.

Hope you'll show us photos!

Susan Fogel said...

elegant dress. and the fabrics looklovely.
And what a nice choice for a 2nd marriage.
Can't wait to see it finished.