February 10, 2010

Sewing the Gown

Calvin and I are headed to NYC at the end of the month for an Under Armour event. So excited - staying at the Waldorf Astoria and taking the train up. Very fun treat for us. Calvin was super excited, until he realized that it was black tie! His exact words were, "I didn't even wear a tux to our wedding". It's true. He wore a very classy black suit with tie.

Well, this will be our chance to get dressed up and hit the town. Can't get too dressed up for NYC I suppose.

Naturally, I decided to make my dress. During these blizzards we've been having and are still having, I've been sewing. I even got out the pretty dress pins I saved for a special garment. Longer and sharper than my ball point pins.

I made a few practice muslins and played around with the darts to get them just right to fit my top. Then I finally cut into the good fabric and made the main dress.

Now I'm working on the dark charcoal, super flowing, silk chiffon that goes over the top and is gathered across. It's the nicest fabric I've ever worked with and I hope it turns out! More pictures later - hopefully with me wearing it!

Stay warm. We have 3' of snow now and counting...


  1. I can't wait to see more pics of it. I know it will be beautiful!


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