Saturday, April 17, 2010

the makings of my wedding dress!


well it's not the best photo (i've had so much to share lately but the light outside has not been cooperating for photo ops, blurgh), but here are the swatches for my wedding dress that kirby, of the etsy shop button + boo is making for moi! i can't say it enough, if you want a beautiful dress that is just yours, then she is your girl! this talented and wonderful lady has been so patient and kind and hard-working in designing the dress from scratch, going all over nyc to find just the right fabric, and now we have finally found the right one so soon the dress will actually exist (omg!). i'm not the type of girl who squeals about things really but one is beginning to eek out of me right now and it is completely beyond my control!!!!


this is the pattern i sent her as the inspiration for what i was looking for: vintage look, simple and knee length, not quite that flouncy a skirt, but with a little peter pan color and those great 50's sleeve lines. she's added some of her own signatures to it which i'm afraid you won't get to see until we get the ceremony photos back (sorry to be such a tease).

the dress will be made of the creamy polka dotted silk there in the photo and the blue satin is for a sash that i'm going to make which i really hope turns out ok. i've also got the little mother of pearl buttons from a friend's grandmother to use on the front placket, just the right touch i think! to go with it, i've got these little blue ballet flats which you saw here and now i just need to find a birdcage veil and some little white gloves...maybe a clutch but i just haven't found one i like yet.

13 comments:

teener1416 said...

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creamy polka dot wedding dress??? WOW

Bethany Dirksen said...

I recently learned that an amazingly talented girl I went to school with (college) has an etsy shop and all she does it veils. You should check it out....I bet she would do custom stuff!

http://www.etsy.com/shop/veiledbeauty

geschichtenvonkat said...

ooo wow, her shop is gorgeous, thank you for the tip bethany! i think i will have to do a custom order as i want to be specific about the look of a flower with some guinea feathers to attach to it.

Teresa said...

Gorgeous dress! Your wedding sure looks like being really special. Can't wait to see wedding pictures.

considerthelillies said...

wow, what an awesome pattern! How special to have a custom made dress and so classic looking! Love it!!!

Angela said...

It sounds so beautiful! The pattern is so "Grace Kelly"!! I can't wait to see it!

Kirby said...

It has been such an honor to work with you to make your dream wedding dress! I wish you all the happiness and can't wait for your special day to come. You are going to be smiling from ear to ear for a long time!

CAPow! said...

that is such a cute pattern! I can't wait to see how it turns out!

Chrissy Ann Ceramics said...

Congratulations! You're dress sounds beautiful! I am absolutely following now so I can see how it turns out!!! :)
Cheers, Chrissy
www.chrissyannceramics.blogspot.com

cabin + cub said...

oh so cute! can't wait to see the dress when it is finished... you must be so excited! :)

geschichtenvonkat said...

it is a lot of fun to share these details with you all :D it's really exciting now that things are falling into place and i can't wait to share pictures of our little ceremony/big day!

Lala's Pequenos said...

Can't wait to see what she does! Love the idea!

Second Wind Vintage said...

I can't wait to see your finished dress! I love that pattern and your fabrics!