So, I’ve been neglecting my wedding progress-but I finally kicked my ass into gear to get going on my sewing! First of all–I am NOT making my wedding dress. I found it a great deal of unnecessary stress, and to my mind I wanted to finally be able to buy myself a beautiful dress that I didn’t have to make! Don’t get me wrong I love making and sewing things, but this one time I wanted to wear something that I didn’t have to make. Besides–now I have a dress to wear and it doesn’t matter if I don’t meet my deadline! I won’t be naked! I also really wanted that experience of shopping with my mom and going to try dresses on :3.
Buuuut despite all that, I am going to be making two dresses! In Chinese weddings it is customary to change dresses, and as I really couldn’t afford to buy any more dresses, I have decided to make the other two! I am making a red qipao to change into at the wedding, because I think they’re beautiful and I love them! I am also making a second dress to wear at my day after shoot. Of course I’m not 100% sure I’ll be able to get away with wearing it….as its going to be at Disneyland but whatevs~! I’m going to make it anyway! Here are the two pattterns I’m starting with, both bought off of Etsy here and here. The sheath dress I’m going to be heavily modifying as the qipao patterns I saw seemed to rely on darts, but a lot of the dresses also seem to utilize princess seams.The ballgown is actually for my day after shoot, and I’m currently planning on making it out of a cotton floral. I haven’t quite picked out the florals yet, but I was determined to have a floral ballgown at some point in this wedding fiasco! Anyway wish me luck! So far I have cut one pattern out, and tonight I’m hoping on getting the second pattern cut out. Then on to the mock-ups!
Love and peace guys <3.