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As you an tell by the title, I’m now three months away from the big day — yikes! Fortunately, my dress is really coming along and I feel like I’m in a good place with the construction — all of the pieces are sewn together and I actually have something to physically wear down the aisle, whew. This dress has not been without its hiccups so far, which I guess is to be expected when using a sewing pattern with no instructions (!!!) and using slippery fabrics that need special care and handling when working with them.
The element I’m the most happy with is the belt, something I wasn’t planning on making for my dress originally. When I tried the dress on after I sewed the zipper in, it just seemed like it needed a little more “oomph” and definition at the waist. I looked for some belts on BHLDN to get an idea of something I liked and landed on this floral belt, but wasn’t exactly thrilled at the price. Five hundred dollars, are you kidding me? With a little resourcefulness and my leftover dress fabric, I found the original company that made the flowers for the BHLDN belt, sent them my fabric and a few days later had my own version that perfectly matched my dress and at the size I needed, for a fraction of the price. BOOM!
Enough chatter, here’s a little video I put together of my dress so you can see what the whole thing looks like so far – I still have a lot of work ahead of me with all of the hemming and hand-sewing the lining, but I’m happy with how far I’ve come.