I told you to prepare for some departures from normal this week! I’ve mentioned in a few other posts that we were lucky to vacation in Hawaii last month. Hubby and I took the chance to celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary (which is next month, and yes, I married young) by taking Trash the Dress photos. The images in this post are from the lovely Karen Loudon, who took them for us.
So how does this relate to sewing? My wedding dress was made by my mom and me (mostly her – I cut out muslins and helped with fitting, but the final fabric and sewing was her) and designed by me. I did sew the bridesmaid dresses, but I left this one to her more experienced hands. And why did I choose to have it sewn instead of buying one? Well, I got married in 1997, and a lot of the choices looked like this:
Now if your wedding dress looked like that, I’m sure you were lovely in it, but it’s just not me. My mom and mother-in-law took me through several bridal salons, where I tried on many very heavy dresses, and I just didn’t like any of them. I wanted something more simple, streamlined and flattering to me (remember I’m a short girl – dresses like the one above tended to be wider than I am tall!). No lace, no beading, and since we were getting married in August in Texas, it had to be sleeveless. So, as with many special occasion clothes in my life, we sat down to figure out what I wanted and made it.