View Full Version : Been missing lol - this is why!

20-06-2008, 09:20 PM
So, there had to be a good reason for me not to come onto the internet and this is it!

It is still in progress and has yet to have some work done..... left to do is 1500 Swarovski crystals to be added one by one to both bodice and skirt, binding to be done on corset, alternating ivory and gold roses to be added to the top and bottom of corset and scattered loosley through the skirt top and ivory binding to be added to the edge of the top layer of net.

All in all there is around 40 metres of net on the skirt, 10 metres of lining for the skirt and the usual corset components for the top - hope you like. Please feel free to offer critique and advice on where it could be bettered.




20-06-2008, 09:43 PM
Its beautiful, are you going to be wearing it?

20-06-2008, 09:46 PM
Thanks Smile :D I haven't had much positive feedback over it which has kind of knocked me a little as I have put my heart and soul into it :( My hubby is naturally proud of me and I shall be putting it up for sale once totally completed BUT if it doesn't sell, I will be adjusting it slightly for me to wear when renewing my vows instead of the original red gown I made :D

20-06-2008, 09:56 PM
I think it is wonderful. Well done you on all your hard work & I hope you find a buyer for it.

Chickadee Cards
20-06-2008, 10:12 PM
That is fabulous!

20-06-2008, 10:48 PM
oh wow it's stunning you are very clever hun !!! I think you'll have no bother selling it & I bet you'll get loads of requests :)

20-06-2008, 11:07 PM
That there dress is GORGEOUS with a capital G.

20-06-2008, 11:13 PM
Thanks so much everyone :D

Can't wait to get my hands on the hotfix and get some Swarovski onto it to give it that little extra sparkle :D

20-06-2008, 11:19 PM
Absolutely gorgeous!!!!!!! Clever, clever you!!!!! Sue xx:mf:

20-06-2008, 11:21 PM
Wow Wow Wow - what more it there to say?

Keep us updated when you starting adding the bling!!

21-06-2008, 12:00 AM
oh wow!!!! that is beautiful

21-06-2008, 12:24 AM
That's absolutely lovely, if I ever get married....... :D

21-06-2008, 05:40 AM
thats stunning i wish i was thin enough to wear something as gorgeous as that

21-06-2008, 07:12 AM
That is just beautful! How can you not have had good feedback? Please add more photos when you add the sparkles, Selina

21-06-2008, 09:06 AM
Absolutely gorgeous, and a huge amount of work already. I'm looking forward to the pictures of the finished gown.


21-06-2008, 09:06 AM
That is absolutely gorgeous. Whoever buys it will look stunning. Can't wait to see what it looks like finished. I'm sure it won't be long before someone falls in love with it.


21-06-2008, 09:36 AM
How beautiful! I can't wait to see the finished gown complete with crystals, somebody is going to knockem dead in that dress.

21-06-2008, 09:40 AM
Another 'WOW' - that is fairytale gorgeous and I cant understand why you wouldnt have had good feedback already - its stunning and must be painstaking work !

21-06-2008, 10:37 AM
Thank you so much everyone :D It has been such good fun making it up - I literally woke up and "knew" I had to make it if that makes sense?

It looks a lot smaller on the mannequin than what it actually is - it fits a size 14-16 and would suit someone with a good curvy figure :D I tend to make more clothing and gowns for larger sizes when I am working off the top of my head and only really do smaller stuff on request.

Got to get the royal seal of approval today as my gran visits on a Saturday and she is the most brutally honest person ever!!!! Fingers crossed she likes it too :D

22-06-2008, 12:13 AM
Goodness, Brit, where do you find the time? I'm quite envious because, working full time, I have only managed to make a pair of curtains this week, in a mad rush against a tight deadline, and now have to do the housework before I can do anything else. Do you have a fairy godmother who does the rest of work so you can sew???!!!!!!

Roseberry Crafts
22-06-2008, 08:46 AM
That's beautiful! Once you've added all those beads it's going to look absolutely stunning! I would have been made up to have had a wedding dress like that!

22-06-2008, 11:51 AM
Oh that is so stunning, really beautiful!

I like the other stuff you have made too, I was having a nosey yesterday.

I am a fairly novice dressmaker; just made an unlined jacket and skirt for myself and a ballgown for a friend; I have to say the thought of boning is just scary!

22-06-2008, 12:59 PM
That is S T U N N I N G !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm always amazed at what our hands can do!!!
I'm wondering how difficult must be when it comes to sell something lke this, after all the love,commitment,patience and expertise you've put in it.
Well done!

23-06-2008, 02:44 PM
Wow thats stunning!


Rodeo Lady
23-06-2008, 02:59 PM
What can I add that the other's haven't already said. The patience and skill to create something this beautiful your a very clever lady.

Cheers Janice

P.S I want to it when the sparkles have been added as well please.

Cheers Janice

27-06-2008, 02:39 PM
:)I love it

27-06-2008, 03:12 PM
WOW, simply stunning, you are sooo talented!!

27-06-2008, 03:28 PM
that is lovely! It looks like you've been beavering away hard at that! Can't wait to see it finished!

27-06-2008, 03:46 PM
Just toooo beautiful, let us see it finished. A wonderful piece of work.....


Pink Giraffe
27-07-2008, 12:53 PM
Hi, I just found this thread and wondered if there were any updates?

Along with everyone else, I would love to see it sparkle.

I keep thinking I'm like a pigeon, but I mean magpie don't I?

Raffles Bizarre
27-07-2008, 12:57 PM
aww i think it's gorgeous!!
you can tell you've put a lot of work into it x

27-07-2008, 01:01 PM
wow its amazing!!
I bet it weighs a tonne!
well done! Must of taken some patience!

27-07-2008, 03:45 PM
Thanks evryone :D

I have been taking some time out due to my granfather having a very serious stroke and being very sick.

Now I am back to sewing and gradually catching myself up. I have done a lot more handsewing on the gown and have put the 2 piece eyelets into the corset, hand stitched the hook and eye fastenings to the skirt basque and am all about ready to be finished.

I have just had a shop approac me with the chance of getting some of my stock onto thier shelves also which is great - I will be working on that above the gown for now though :D

ickle pickle
28-07-2008, 04:14 PM
Oh wow, that's utterly amazing, well done, just gorgeous :)