Monday, April 26, 2010

The Dress

Friday, Heather and I finalized shopping for her dress fabric.  Although everyone at the fabric store had been super helpful, we were fortunate enough to have someone with tons of knowledge assist us.  
This being said, it’s a good thing!  I would never have been able to figure the yardage correctly.
The gorgeous embellished lace that we were waiting to order  more of…….not to be had.  (Of course.)
We only had two yards.  Heather came up with the idea of using it on the back of the dress as a train of sorts.  PERFECT!
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We just couldn’t find another lace this beautiful.  It had just the perfect amount of bling, yet the pearls gave it a kind of soft elegance.
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The dress itself is a pale pale pink.  It took some looking, but we were finally able to find the perfect color that Heather wanted.  The lace trim that you see will finish the bottom of the lace train.
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Here’s the ivory chiffon that will lay over the dress skirt.  Sounds like a good plan.  Now let’s just hope that Mom here can  pull it off!
So…..pale pink dress, chiffon overlay on skirt, beaded train on back trimmed out on bottom with scalloped lace.  Yep, sure sounds simple!
Actually, I am both terrified and excited.  I think it’s going to be gorgeous.  Yep, I’m absolutely SURE I can do this.  I really do think the excitement of seeing the finished dress is what will spur me toward victory!

Here’s a pic. of the sweet little flower girl dress.  Isn’t it just precious?  I actually found this at T.J. Maxx well before Easter.  It just looked like the perfect Spring afternoon.  I especially love the way that little bit of tulle petticoat peeks out from underneath.  If it’s a cool evening, a little white cardigan sweater would look cute over it too.
So…..we’re getting there.  I just need to work up the courage to cut into that fabric!
Thought I would also take a minute to show you the two cute little stools that I finished over the weekend.
Heather painted them, I upholstered.
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Love that turquoise color and cute gold detailing.
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I think either one of these would be cute as either a vanity stool or as extra little seating tucked under a sofa table maybe.
You can find them both at the Rink.  $68.00 each.


  1. The bridal material is awesome. This dress is going to be exquisite!! I can understand your trepidation in cutting that fabric. I would give pause as well. But it sounds and looks so gorgeous!!
    Love those little stools. Was that wood trim there originally? It is so fabulous!!!
    Well done!
    Love the flower girl dress. It does say summer all over it.

  2. Oh! Ooops! Now I see it is not wood but a fringe. LOL! I just blew the pics up! Never mind!

  3. You are certainly getting in a lot of practice with all of the sewing you've been doing lately. The dress will be magnificent and all the more special because you made it. I love your closet -- so fun and colorful! Have a terrific Tuesday. :) Tammy

  4. Be brave and cut that fabric, Denise! You can do it and it will be gorgeous! I love the flower girls dress. So sweet!
    I really love the cute stools! Makes me want to hit the thrift stores today and find another project to work on (like I really need another one). I must visit the RINK soon!

  5. Denise, I have NO doubt that you can do this and this dress is going to be just fabulous! I have faith that you will be marvelous! Heather is so lucky to have a Mom like you :)

    I can't wait to see more. The wee flower girl dress is so dainty and pretty!


  6. Oh my gosh....what lovely fabric...can not wait to see it,love the little flower girls dress too! Hope your keeping well,good luck!!!

  7. Bonjour Denise,
    The fabric is just gorgeous. Anxious to see the final reveal - how talented you are. Such a sweet little flower girl's dress!
    Have a happy week,

  8. WOW!!! The fabric is amazing, so pretty. Can hardly wait to see the dress and the flower girl's dress is so sweet.

  9. Hi Denise, I bet the dress is going to look fabulous! And the rose garden is for who ever would like to visit. Thanks for your visit and the little stool is too cute. Have a good day...Julian

  10. If anyone can make a gorgeous wedding gown it's you Denise.
    Love the stools too!

  11. The pink with the white overlay is so soft and pretty. I can't wait to see it finished.



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