Remember how I was obsessed with this dress. It’s Mango Fall/Winter 2010, I think.
Then I found this fabric in the US in 2011.
And this pattern.
I managed to complete the dress 5 minutes before I went out the door to my brother’s wedding. Thanks to my assistant-to-the-seamstress, or The Husband. He was very disappointed when he saw what horsehair braid was. He was expecting more horse.
The bodice fit well. I didn’t put boning in because I just plain ran out of time. It can be added now but it stood up quite well and I didn’t feel the need to pull at it all day. The belt I made a while ago. It’s just a satin ribbon with a silver closure sewn on. It happened to go perfectly with the dress.
This is me with my brothers. You can see the horsehair braid in the hem really makes the dress swingy. And it was so easy. I used the Gertie method for the most part. Though I did finish the edge on my serger first. Basically I went all the way around this 4+ metre hem 3 times. Totally worth it!
The bride and groom. They are total gamers and even had a picture of their online characters framed at the wedding.
Me and my older bro. I’m so happy he found his bride. She is lovely and thinks we’re hilarious so, welcome to the family!
PS. I don’t really worry about Katie Holmes. Though I am still holding out for her and Dawson.
What I’m listening to: Everyday by Buddy Holly