After my terrible nightmare last week, I cut out the muslin for my friend’s wedding dress and had it assembled in one evening. Then I had to wait. She was out of town and couldn’t come try it on until tonight. Fortunately, I haven’t had any more wedding dress nightmares in the mean time! And tonight, I should be able to dream happy wedding dress dreams because the dress fits her like…well a good dream!! I was amazed, absolutely amazed, and she was ecstatic. I have two very minor, minor adjustments to make to the pattern. So minor I can’t even describe it. She had so many concerns about the way she wanted to look in a dress, and this dress was the absolute perfect style for her. All her concerns vanished under the drape of the fabric. If you are ever concerned about getting a good fit in a dress (ladies that is!) pick one with princess seams.
I’ll cut out the actual dress this week and begin to construct it. Now I just need to pay close attention and say many prayers that I don’t do something silly like melt the fabric with my iron. Looow settings, looow iron settings, and a pressing cloth please!
This dress will definitely be added to my New Things in ’08 list. Let alone have I never really made a garment for anyone outside of my immediate family (toddlers and babies not included) I’ve certainly never tackled anything so important as a dress for a bride!