This year we had to go to a wedding, and not just any kind of wedding, it was the wedding of my boyfriend’s brother, my brother in law. I have a beautiful evening gown that I could have worn to this wedding. You know those gowns that are made from a corset and an A shaped skirt. But I knew that the bride would have a more simple wedding dress, I didn’t want to be overdressed then the bride, so I decided that such a special event needs a special dress. Because the wedding was in the summer I decided I will crochet my own dress. But what do I chose…….? What kind of color should it be…..? etc.
If there is someone who got a liking to this dress, and decides to make it, and who knows, succeeds in deciphering the model entirely then PLEASE fill me in too.
If you’re not an exhibitionist than you might think of finding a material similar to your skin color, to hide those parts that you don’t want to showJ Oh and a good advice, don’t be greedy with the material, cause you might end up like me. After a few hours of dancing someone asked me what that red thing is at my lower back. Well I don’t want to get into details I know I was the stupid one wearing red panties with a green dress, but hey we all make mistakes don’t we? J
I put a piece of black material under the breasts because the way the two patterns met, wasn’t to my liking and it looked better this way. Sadly on these last pictures you can see that at the middle the sewing got loose so please look at the first picture cause that was taken before the wedding before the 10 hour dancing and partying.
Because the model looks best when it’s made with dark colors, and I made mine with a light one, I had to do something to highlight the model of the dress so I started sewing on beads. The beads were special because when you looked at them in light it had a green color but without light reflecting back, it was black. Perfect for the dress. I worked a lot on the dress, at home at work, at the way home from Bucharest. The night before the wedding I still had about 2 hours of work to do on the dress, so that I could finish with the sewing of the beads. I decided that I would get up early the next day. (I had plenty of time till noon, to finish it, and to get ready for the wedding ) But next time I think I will start making a dress at least a year before it has to be done. There was only one thing that could have gone wrong, and believe me, IT DID. In our little town there is one place where you can buy needles for bead sewing. And these needles are from the worst quality. They break so easily that you have to be very careful. So as they say "if it can go wrong, then it surely will" I woke up early and started working on my dress and after about 15 minutes my ONLY NEADLE BROKE! I thought I’ll have a heart attack when I saw the two pieces of the broken needle. I searched for a similar needle everywhere in the house for about 10 minutes when I realized that I’m not going to find one. So I went back and finished sewing on the beads with a broken 1 cm long needle…. 3 and a half hours later I finished the dress. It takes me at least 1-2 hours to get ready if I really want to look god, (my boyfriend could tell storiesJ ) but believe me, this time I was ready fast.
Hope you like the dressJ