Category: Adele’s Wedding Dress

Adele’s Wedding Dress

My friend Adele had a lovely wedding and I had the honor of making the dress. I have chronicled a bit of the process in some previous posts and here is the final result. The dress is made of vintage lace from my great aunt’s fabric stash underlined in silk satin. All lace seams and…



Making Adele’s Wedding Dress: Some Final Details

I had originally been posting on this as I progressed so Adele could watch as her dress developed and so I could share some techniques, but a major flood in my apartment curtailed this documentation. I had to just focus on finishing. This post is the few photos I managed to take since the previous…



Making Adele’s Wedding Dress: The Top

I start working on the bodice by sewing the lace and underlining together. When I make a dart or a seam, the edges will be hidden under the underlining rather than showing through the lace. I am not going to stitch the darts permanently until after I have fitted the dress on Adele. I am…



Making Adele’s Wedding Dress: The Skirt

Now that I have finished the seams on both of the skirts, I have to sew them together. I made a loose stitch along the top edge to keep them lined up together while I make the pleats. The skirt is now so big it needs it’s own seat while I sew it. The pattern…



Making Adele’s Wedding Dress: Lace

I am now working on lace skirt of Adele’s wedding dress. The lace itself is very special. It is from my late great aunt who worked in the lace and textile mills in West Warick. I inherited several huge barrels of lace a few years ago. This piece was by far the best and I…



Making Adele’s Wedding Dress: Satin

I have been given the honor of making a wedding dress for my dear friend, Adele. I am going to be sharing some of the process here. The dress is going to be a tea length vintage inspired lace dress. We ended up going with the pattern on the left (a vintage 1950’s pattern found…