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Enjoying the chill in the air and dreaming up designs in velvet and wool.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Headed to The NotWedding, 2012

On my plate for February - making two wedding gowns for actual brides, making plans for a third gown and wedding party-full of outfits for another bride, odds and ends of alterations for local customers, a couple of costumes for my alma mater's production of Aida, aaaaaaaaaaaand...making this.



Yep, I'm headed to The NotWedding (happening March 8 in Atlanta - would love to see you there!), and am so excited to be a part of the fun happenings with other fantastic vendors and once again provide the bridal gown (see last year's here.) The inspiration photo we were sent for the event showed a sleek, dark-haired woman on a deck chair in front of a gigantic, pale coral Asian parasol. She wore a light-colored swimsuit and a modified cloche/bathing cap - the whole scene was fairly minimal and quite early-1900s-influenced. I loved the parasol with its spokes, and the turn-of-the-last-century feel, and decided to incorporate some of that into this design, while keeping a bit of modernity with the low V back and a few details with the buttons and sash that I didn't put in the sketch.

The whole thing will be sewn of my favorite tissue linen (it's such gorgeous, soft, lightweight-but-crisp stuff!) with pintucks and fan-pleats galore. I decided to let you all in on the process this year - so I'll warn you, there may be some publicly expressed angst coming up as I get down to the actual pattern development and construction of the gown. Things might change along the way. I might have to dye the sash five times (oh mercy, I hope not.) I might have to enlist assistance finding the exact buttons I want (so far, the shopping list of attributes in my head includes "square", "fabulous", and "sparkly but muted".) But whatever - it's going to be fun!

...even if I get no sleep during the shortest month of the year in order to get it all done. 

4 comments:

Chelsea Patricia February 7, 2012 at 4:13 PM  

Soooo pretty! I can't wait to see it!

Callie @ The NotWedding February 7, 2012 at 6:08 PM  

Oh Bekah, this post totally sums up why we love you! I love that you're keeping us all up-to-date on the process, and I am amazed by the design. Can't wait to see it in person!!

Jamie | Julia's Poppies Design February 9, 2012 at 4:35 PM  

So beautiful! :)

Ashley Pepitone February 22, 2012 at 8:34 AM  

Eek! Just found this today. It's gonna look soooooooooo good with the ceremony design!!!

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