Sunday, May 1, 2011

Weddings are in the air...

The royal wedding was not the only wedding in my mind this weekend, although I think it may have been my inspiration.

Following is the makings of my latest wedding dress.

This one is for a Cockapoo named Hannah.

I'm ready to make the first cut of this beaautiful lace fabric.

It has an irredescent thread running through it as well, which is hard to show in the pictures.

Looks like I will have just enough.

( The shamrock table cloth is put down to protect the table while I am cutting.)

Sewing begins. The lace fabric gets a double lining so the seams do not show.

The peanut gallery (thank God for lint rollers):

Playing around with some designs for the bodice.

I decided to use an organza ruffle that has sequint flowers in the center. I used this along the neck edge and I made a curved design with it on the bodice.

I also used some organza flowers which have beaded centers.

Work starts on the train - no lining on the train so the lace will really stand out.

Finished dress with train. The train is removable, so Hannah can dance at the reception.

I also bordered the bottom of the train with the organza ruffle.

Here's the dress without the train.

Close up of the bodice.

That bottom flowerette gets removed and that is where the train gets attached:

And here is a picture taken outside with the veil on:

The head piece also has some of the sequint organza ruffle along the front:

Of course, she must cover her face while walking towards the altar - so the veil can be worn over the face:

I wonder if this will be a June wedding. :-)


  1. Oh my goodness, Diana! Its so gorgeous!!! I wish I would've known you when I got married. I would have had you make my wedding dress!!! I love it!!!

  2. I got here just in time this morning to see this! I love to get to see the process! And it's just stunning when finished! Perfect that you had just exactly the right amount of fabric :) And your peanut gallery is the best -- made me laugh! Your customer will be so excited over this! Another beautiful project :)

  3. Aww, what a lovely dress and you had such good helping paws standing watch while you worked.

  4. Oh my! This is awesome! And you better get Cleara inside before she has a stream of pursuers after her! Just beautiful! Hope she sends pictures!

  5. Thank you for all of your wonderful comments.
    I think the dress is very big for Cleara. Her whole plastic body takes up just the bodice. LOL

  6. WOW! Absolutely gorgeous! You did just a wonderful job. Your design is so innovative. I love the way you attached the train and made it removable. I loved seeing your process. I am glad to see your little assistance looking over your work. Hannah is going to look fabulous!

  7. Your are so talented the gown is beautiful

  8. Thank you all for your wonderful comments.