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The Dress my Mom''s Making Me!! (pics)...to be continued...

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mela lu

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Hi all!
So I''ve resisted posting this yet because I wanted to get the dress to a point where it was really taking shape. That time has come!!!!!

So I started the dress hunt a while back, and fell in love with Jenny Packham''s vintagy''s designs, as well as Claire Pettibone''s frocks, and Toronto Designer Lowon Pope''s sheaths. Unfortunatly, all were out of my price range...so my mommy agreed to make it for me!!!!!!!

My mom''s family tradition has always been to make your own wedding dress...so this just feels SO RIGHT!

Anyways...here is the dress so far:

~Pink Champagne Silk Charameuse Sheath
~Tulle and Lace overlay
~Mom''s hand beading throught
~Hours and hours of love.

*It is still only based together...

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mela lu

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...and this is a close up of the bodice


(at the time of this pic, it was made in a cheap white cotton; before we had the guts to cut the nice silk) *wink*




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mela lu

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....and this pic is WAY before the silk was even cut. I just held the fabric up to get an idea of the colour.


Awww. Ain''t it Puuuurdy!



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congrats, mela lu! it looks beautiful so far! you must be so excited to be getting EXACTLY what you want. how fun to see the dress come together! and it will be so much more special since it''s made with so much love.

my mom made my dress too. we live a couple thousand miles away, so she sent me a couple of cotton mockups early on (with tablecloth material!) for me to try on, but i didn''t try on the actual dress until a couple of weeks prior to the wedding!
 

mela lu

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thanks Novia! I just looked at your pics - GORGEOUS! you''re mom should be proud! I especially love the low-U back. it fit you beautifully!!!

It IS an exciting process. Very special indeed - I''ll keep posting as it progresses.

:)
 

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Very pretty dress. I love the pink. Having your mom make your gown is so special. What a nice family tradition!
 

basil

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Wow, Mela, your dress is really gorgeous! And it will go perfectly with those shoes!
 

qtiekiki

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Your dress is lovely, and soooo special.
 

FireGoddess

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Cool! I love that neckline and overlay on the bodice. It''s awesome!
 

kcoursolle

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It''s gorgeous, your mom really has some skills!! I''m impressed! I really love the floral work on the overlay towards the neckline, it really fems up the dress and gives it a very luxurious feel. I can''t wait to see what it looks like when it''s all done. What a special dress to own.
 

mela lu

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We did another fitting this past weekend...and it''s really coming along! Enjoy the pics! *probably not more than I do, LOL, but enjoy nonetheless*

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mela lu

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whoa. that last one was HUGE! My apologies! You could see the wedding shoe peaking out of it though!


another of the back:


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FireGoddess

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It''s really coming along! I think it''s so great she''s making it for you.
 

basil

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I love it! It''s seems so "old hollywood" to me! Did she really do all that beading herself?

Talented mom!
 
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