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!


  1. I must admit, you got me there! "Hmmm," thought I. "Shannon is getting married in purple... interesting and unexpected." :D

    Here's hoping that all goes well and the design transfers over easily to "real life!"

  2. This post made me laugh. =D How about sharing a few of your ideas/designs where several of us seamstresses like to congregate?

  3. Pulverized eggplant, indeed! lol

  4. how exciting! may God bless the work of your hands :)

  5. I too wondered about the choice of color there ;-) I look forward to seeing the details as we can and I pray all goes smoothly for you in this time of preparation!

    Lots of love,

  6. Incredibly exciting!! I too admit you somewhat staggered my mind when I viewed the purple fabric. :)

    Can't wait to see the real thing and the design you came up with!!

  7. How exciting!

    We think of you often and hope all continues to go smoothly.


  8. Lovely indeed *sigh*

    Blessings~ Jen

  9. Oh, I am so happy for you! And I can't wait to see the finished product! :)

  10. LOL -- having just been through the same experience myself, you didn't fool me for a second! My "first" wedding dress ended up being a combination of pale blue striped cotton and pink gingham... hey, they were on the dollar/yard table at Wal-Mart! :-)
    I'm looking forward to the "big unveiling" after your wedding. I'm sure the dress will be simply beautiful!

  11. Thank you for your kind words! Clare, I loved your response about "interesting and unexpected!" :-)

    Laura, how funny! At least pink and blue don't clash, but stripes and gingham must have been interesting!

    Even my fiance was a bit concerned when he first saw the post! ;-)

    Love in Christ,

  12. Shannon,

    I'm with Cheri, perhaps you could share a few more details at the 'sewing shop' where we like to visit. :D

    As for the purple, I actually like the colour. ;) Since wedding dresses have not always been white, I am fine with a *special* dress in a colour that works well for the bride. ;)

    So very, very happy for you!



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