Continued from Part 2
Amanda and her lovely mother made the 3+ hour journey to State College on a cold Sunday in January for Amanda's first fitting. They made it safe and sound and settled in for an afternoon of all things wedding gown.
Amanda graciously allowed my business photographer (and awesome friend!), Sadie of By AE, to stop by for a bit to grab a few photos of the process. It's thanks to her that this is documented at all!
The first thing to tackle was fit. after pinning out some of the bodice, and attaching the straps, we discussed the overall look of the gown-- the shape of the neckline, the shape of the back, the strap placement, the fullness of the skirt, the length of the train. When the dress is made just for you, you get *exactly* what you want!
Amanda showed me her swatches and we chose a lace that would work for the majority of the overlay. Then we talked about that gorgeous heirloom tablecloth. Finally, I did it. I cut it.
I have to give Amanda and her mom credit-- they didn't even flinch, or at least, they didn't let me see them flinch! It felt great to have their confidence that I could use this most special fabric to create an extra meaningful dress for Amanda as she married the love of her life.
As we worked and cut and placed lace pieces and layered fabric swatches, I could tell that Amanda could really start to see the gown come together in her head-- the way it had been in her dreams, as a flowing dress of vintage lace that carried the love of generations past.
I'm Denise Meyer, apparel designer in State College, PA, saving the world one clothing problem at a time!