Monday, July 7, 2008

Alicia's Wedding Dress

My Swiss-Spanish friend Alicia recently asked if I would make her wedding dress. I couldn't turn her down even though we were short for time and I would have to ship it off by the end of July to her home in Australia. The fabric is super-fine organic cotton jersey with a slip to go underneath it so it's not see through. The cut is A-line but I'm slowly shaping the waistline it by doing some smocking with plant-dyed embroidery thread. Here's the progress thus far:

The pieces are cut.

The neckline and cap sleeves are hand-stitched.

The smocking begins.

The smocking continues.

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