Wednesday, April 21, 2010

It is DONE!

It's DONE! WAHOOZLES!

Well, almost all done. I still have to iron the hem and hand-sew in the hook and eye. But, for all intents and purposes, the dress is done! See:


I am so very proud of how it turned out and I know I couldn't have done it without all your tips and advice. Thank you very much!

I'm particularly proud of the French seam down the back of the lace and the zipper too. Zippers have always been a challenge for me to put in garments. So, having this one come out as close to perfect as I can get, well, that's an "A" in my book. LOL! As for the French seam, it looks so awesome that you can't even tell it's there. See:


I still need to make the veil and the crinoline slip to make the dress poof out a bit but I'm celebrating anyway. The dress is done! Yippee!

Most importantly, I am forever grateful to all my kind friends who gave me tips and helped me make a pretty dress for a very important day in my daughter's life. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Until next time, Happy Creative Time!

13 comments:

Ginger (Games) said...

Beautiful!

Sue aka barracudasue said...

Oh my gosh, Ileana! The dress turned out incredible! Fantastic job! That lace is fabulous! No wonder you were so "scared" to work with it. Your daughter looks so precious in it!!!!!!!

Lisa said...

Wow! She looks so beautiful in that awesome dress!! I love all the lace, so pretty!

Lisa Avolio said...

Gorgeous! Both the dress and the model.
If you put the netting of the crinoline toward the dress/away from her body, it will be less scratchy, but it might show through. My girls usually vote for less scratchy. :) Either way, you're almost done. Great job!

Rockin Robin Caldwell said...

Awwwwww...that is so pretty!!! What a special event for all of you, and the pride that you must feel, and will feel when she wears it on her special day. You "done good" Ileana!!! Just beautiful. See..you surprised even yourself. You go girl!! Hugs, Rockin Robin C

Anonymous said...

Your dress looks AWESOME!!! Bet you are so glad to have that done. I just finished my son's grad suit, and I am so happy. You did such a terrific job!!!!! Thanks so much for sharing.

Gina

eddita said...

Ileana,
I can see why you're so proud! You did a great job (and by your daughter's smile it looks like she agrees!)
Eddita :)

Anonymous said...

All I can say is...Stunning! Both the dress and the beautiful model. Might I say..you did good work both in creating your daughter and the dress!

jzayler said...

She looks so pretty! The lace is beautiful. Great job Mom!!!

Trisha said...

Oh, you did SUCH a great job!That lace is beautiful! French seams are the best! Congrats!! And your daughter looks so happy!

Anna said...

It is just beautiful and so is your daughter!!! Awesome job!!!

Cherbear said...

Beautiful dress!

Elizabeth said...

You did an awesome job on the dress. It looks so amazing on your beautiful young lady :)