The past few weeks have been full of ups and downs including days of feeling like I'm just running in circles exhausting myself and not getting anywhere. We spent about a week just pinning the lace to the silk pieces and I spent like 2 entire days messing with the fit of the bodice to the skirt because working with silk is so different from muslin. Just when I got to the point where I was wondering if I'm even good enough to do this or if it's worth it, the final lace samples came! The lace is AMAZING!! I'm sooo excited! Of course with my luck we will have to spend a whole lot of time piecing the lace together because the damask pattern of the re-embroidered French Alencon lace that I love, which itself is only 32'' wide, is naturally in a horizontal direction. I don't know many women who are delighted by horizontal patterns on their clothing and I'm no exception so we'll see what we can do to make it vertical.
|pinning, and pinning, and pinning, and stay stitching (the sample)|
|The sequins look like a bit much, but I promise they're more subtle in person.|
|LOVE the eyelash scallop trim we'll use!!!|
|The begining of the bodice marathon.|
|It's blurry and doesn't fit perfectly yet, but this is the best |
picture you get. I'm probably not posting any
more of me in the dress.