Finishing touches on the wedding dress (picture heavy!)

30 May

After finally completing the lining of the dress, I was able to start with the hemming and embellishing.

After the last fitting with the wedding shoes I shortened the dress 6cm, thenI cut out the lining 8cm shorter and without seam allowence in the hem. When I turned the hem two times 1cm, I encased the lining in the main fabric.

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Now it was time to handstitch an invisible hem. I didn´t want the seam to be visible on the outside, even though there´s a layer of lace over it. It just looks tidier and more exquisite this way.

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Next on was the lace. I  sewed it on with tiny hand stitches, hidden in the floral pattern of the lace. With the 6m of (6,6 yards) hem circumference it took forever. Yesterday I just could´nt stop myself. With every inch carefully pinned and sewed on the silk I was getting more excited. So I finished the whole lace trim until it was well past my regular bedtime.

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So, now the dress itself is finished! I can honestly say, it´s the most beautiful thing I´ve ever sewn. But see for yourself:


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I hope I can add bride-in-gown pictures after the wedding 🙂



Posted by on May 30, 2014 in Fancy, Wedding


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4 responses to “Finishing touches on the wedding dress (picture heavy!)

  1. black label

    June 1, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    Found you via PR…gorgeous dress. Your hard work has really paid off…..
    And, its always good to know there are other sewcialists in Austria. Im near Wr. Neustadt 🙂

    • Suzie

      June 1, 2014 at 3:18 pm

      Thank you! I´m from Vienna, close to you 🙂

  2. Vicki in New Zealand

    June 1, 2014 at 9:47 pm

    Wow, this dress is gorgeous! Fantastic work, you should be very proud of yourself. I would love to see the bride in her dress.

    • Suzie

      June 3, 2014 at 5:02 am

      Thank you, Vicki! I will post pictures after the wedding in 2 weeks!


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