Friday, July 10, 2009
So It Begins
At long last, I've started working on my wedding gown! Details will have to be kept to a minimum until after the wedding (due to a certain someone who reads my blog and would prefer to be surprised on the day of the wedding!), but I thought I'd share a snapshot of the fabric I'm using:
Isn't it just lucious?
Okay, that was really very naughty of me -- the hideous glazed purple cotton is just for the prototype! My mother picked up about twenty pounds of the stuff at a yard sale, and it's come in quite handy for mock-ups. Combined with olive and scarlet thread (one must use up those old spools of thread somehow), it really makes quite a statement!
So far, everything is working out beautifully. I was a bit frightened to transfer my design from paper to fabric, but there have only been a few easily-smoothed-out bumps in the road -- so far!
I must admit, I'll be very grateful to start working with white -- after a few hours, purple glazed cotton starts taking on all of the appetizing characteristics of pulverized eggplant!