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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Dress is under way

So I've finally started on the dress and it's completely different than what I last described. It's white, ankle length, and has a red ribbon around the top, black lace around the waist, with a red ribbon around the center, and I'm dying the petticoat red so there will be red peeking out from under the bottom. I'm getting a black faux fur bolero to cover my arms and back. And I'm hoping to have my chest tattoo done by then, cause it will look bad ass next to it.

Sunday, August 15, 2010


I finally decided on exact colors since I am making my dress and know I am not gonna be able to find everything in exact same colors. I am using several different shades of red and rust as well as ivory and white with the black. I may add a little yellow as well as I am planning on using fall leaves and possibly sunflowers in with the bouquets.

Friday, August 13, 2010

So the dress has changed again...

I couldn't find a dress I absolutely LOVED that was in a price range I was willing to pay (I think it's absolutely ridiculous how much people will pay for a dress they are only going to wear once) so I decided.......*drumroll, please!*...........That I am making my dress :) Not completely from scratch, but almost. I found a plain white strapless dress for $12. Yes, $12! I am completely changing the look of it though. I have already attached apple red ribbon around the top and grommet tape down the back to create the look of a corset and I have deconstructed a slip from david's bridal. The solid white fabric I attached to the skirt of the dress because it really needed a lining. I am planning on dying the tulle netting various fall colors (several shades of red, yellow, orange, and tan) and attaching it underneath the lining so it just peeks out below. I am also going to embroider fall leaves in reds, rusts, and champagne colors on the bodice and attach another apple red ribbon around the waist. I will post pictures of my progress as more is made, at the moment its still kinda rough.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Sorry it's been a while

Sorry guys, it's been like 2 weeks since my last post. Shannon had some major dental work done and I've been taking care of her, haven't gotten back into the swing of daily wedding plans. While I really love the dress I showed you in one of my last posts, I gotta say I have been falling in love with some of the weddings on Offbeat Bride that have brides in very non-traditional dresses and I am totally considering spending about a forth the price on a pin-up style sundress, like one of these at Pin-up Girl Clothing

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Making my own wedding invites?

After browsing through thousands upon thousand of wedding invites in catalogs and on Etsy I have come to the conclusion that I could make something I like much better for a lot less. It would be a lot easier if I still had photoshop on my computer, but alas all I have is paint (i know, i know, i DESPERATELY need to update my computer!) Anyway, this is just one idea so far.
It's not quite this bright, my scanner sucks, it's a deeper red color, more like this font color, but you get the idea.