04 July, 2009

Dress for Oldest Son's Wedding

I know it's the fourth, but this year, instead of our usual big fourth cookout with family and fireworks and a boatride on the lake, we are doing final preparations for our son's wedding.

I saw a dress very much like this on sale at Ann Taylor in their wedding shop online. I wasn't sure how the fit would be, since they don't offer the same dress in the local store nearest us. I also didn't want to have to pay $199 (now on sale for $149) if I could make something similar myself.

Yes, I do know that takes time and patience, but I *like* working to get ready for a big event. Well, maybe not all the deep cleaning, but the special preparations, because it is outside the run-of-the-mill, everyday routine.

Here is my project, which still needs a little more adjusting to the bodice to make it fit me in the best possible way:

More on the wedding coming up, and

Happy Independence Day, all!



tootlepip said...

What a pretty dress and an exciting time!


Javamom said...

Thanks, Tootle! We are trying to enjoy every step. The friends from Omaha that are attendants are really nice, intelligent, and enjoyable. The guys are all staying with us and the gals are staying at the bride's family's home.

Robin in New Jersey said...

Lovely dress! Praying that everything goes off without a hitch. ENJOY!

Mollie said...

You did a great job.!! That dress turned out sooo beautiful. Keep on the good work.