Katherine's Wedding Dress

The Wedding Season

This is the wedding season. Katherine and Evan’s wedding is September 30, 2011, long awaited, and anticipated.

I am making the dress. This section of my blog will be used to keep notes and let those interested in the process to see how we’re comin’.

Here are the specs thus far:

ball gown — tulle layers over organza layers over the underskirt
bodice is a dropped waist to hip bone
There’s a little bolero jacket over all.

the bodice will be the dull side of diamond white satin overlaid with diamond white organza with pin tucks that alternate with 1/2′ strips of bias cut organza. The overall look could be described as organic, a little messy, grunge princess, and Katherine will look fabulous.

She tried on a designer gown that offered us the beginnings of Kat’s gown. the Vera version has:


Innermost layer is dark brown organza.
Then 3 layers of light tulle
Then 3 layers of dark tulle
3 more layers of light tulle
2 layers of handpainted tulle
The top most layer had “pull-ups” looping and tucking the top skirt in to the waist seam, which began about 15-18″ from the waist.


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