I shall attempt to refrain from cruelly picking apart everything I don't like and just let things be! Really, I love the dress, it just didn't photograph so well last night. I blame awful lighting and my old, confused camera.
So the gown is "dark ivory" silk taffeta covered in English netting and alencon lace. The bertha and sleeves were mounted on to silk organza for strength. I added fringe to the bows following the instructions here: http://thesewingacademy.org/index.php?topic=8495.0 I may end up knotting the fringe to keep it from doing the "dread lock" thing it's ended up in. The eyelets are covered with matching thread.
The alencon lace was painstakingly appliqued by hand to the netting all around the hem, and then on the bertha and sleeves. Even though the process was tedious, it was really enjoyable! This was after I trimmed all of the lace, since the manufacturers tend to leave extra netting around the top. Sadly, I've already got a small tear in the netting from last night, but it should be an easy fix and I can cover it with a bit of lace.
I also want to add more ribbons and fluff to the headpiece, which was a $5 last minute purchase!
Someday... I will have a nice camera to take decent pictures with...
And there's a bunch more
And here are pretty pictures of ktlovely!
hehe thank you! i know... i wouldn't mind wearing this, but mike says he's already seen it :P he's making a really big deal out of knowing NOTHING about my wedding dress! i guess he can have his quirks since i have plenty of my own! ;-)