Friday, June 23, 2006

Close Up


Of the bodice. I'll save an actual full shot of the dress until after the wedding....

7 comments:

Simply Victoria said...

is that dupioni silk?
it's absolutely gorgeous!

Philippa said...

Very, very pretty. Looking forward to seeing the whole dress.

alana said...

Yes, dupioni silk.

Anne said...

Wow! Is it difficult to work with? I just hemmed and adjusted two polyester prom gowns with trains for a friend and that was no easy task. I had to work on it while it was hanging on the curtain rod because it wrinkled so very much. Using a iron which shoots steam and steaming in the shower did not undo wrinkles. By the wasy her dad forbid her to wear a strapless, so these where spag straps which had to be shortened. My linguini is thicker. I love to sew. Most recently I made an --- stichar ?? i dont know the name for a boy to wear in the altar. That was easy.

alana said...

Dupioni silk has lots of body to it, and is very very easy to work with. It makes a very nice formal dress, with lots of interest due to the texture in the fabric.

I've recommended to both brides I"ve sewn for so far to choose a silk over a polyester, because it does not cost that much more per yard, and it's so worth it. Also cooler, and very light. Both have chosen dupioni silk, although there are other bridal silks available.

Amy said...

Beautiful work, Alana.

Theodora said...

Lucky me, I get to see it in person!