Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Dress and BBQ

This past weekend my mom hosted a BBQ at our family home for the sole purpose of sitting down and speaking with my seamstress. While some may think it’s odd to discuss the details of a wedding dress over a plate of yummy yummy chicken and pasta salad to my ultra-traditional Mexican mom this is just the way things are done and I wasn’t complaining. we had an excuse to gather up our wedding party, pig out on tasty food and talk dress so like a good time all around.

After helping ourselves to some yummy food we sat down to discuss budget and what would look best on my body we came to the decision that the dress would be have a cap sleeve Illusion top sweet heart bodice with an A-line skirt with a high low heam line. Need a visual? Yea me too!

The bodice will be very similar to this one and will also include the crumb catcher waist detail-

The only exception will be the neckline which will be shaped similar to this one-

The skirt of the dress will be an A-line with my beloved high low hemline. I was a little worried that I would get some resistance when I shared my inspiration for the skirt but everyone including my mom were excited when I showed them the pic.

Next step will be to start sourcing fabric, I’m 90% sure well be going with a Silk Dupioni for the skirt but as of today I’m undecided on the type of lace for the bodice. I’m leaning towards an Alencon lace but budget will determine our final decision.

Construction on the dress won’t begin until about the 1st week in April which sounded kind of late for me but she reassured me that the construction and fittings shouldn’t take more than a month so all should be good to go for our June wedding date.

So what do you think? Am I crazy to wait until 2 months out from our date to begin construction on my dress?

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