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by Sewmum1 ( edited 09 Sep 2017 ) 10 Aug 2017

Another UPDATE

The zipper is now in and I have been spending hours upon hours hand stitching this guipure lace to the bodice. I was hoping to attach it by machine but the satin has a stretch feature and the lace doesn't so that will cause no end of headaches with puckers. I am having to sew the lace on with the dress on the mannequin with one hand between the satin and the lining. That way i can still access the inside of the dress in case any changes need to be made. It is taking so long as my hand get tired holding them in this position

I have also made a hoop to go under the dress so it sits nicely and doesn't get caught in a tangle when my daughter walks. My daughter worked out there was approximately 48 meters of tulle circumference on the dress. Two of the tulle layers are each made with 2 circle skirts sewn together. This was to reduce the amount of gathers sitting at the waist and to give the skirt a fuller look.

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UPDATE
The skirt is now on. It will be hemmed once everything else is done. the zipper needs to be installed and I need to add the boning in too. Then to finish the bodice with lace and beading.
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This is the progress of my DD's ball gown.

I will add updates here as I can

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by pennyhal2 15 Sep 2017

She is going to be so proud to wear this and know that you love her! Your work is meticulous and the gown is gorgeous!

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by kustomkuddle 10 Sep 2017

Beautiful work.

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Sewmum1 by Sewmum1 10 Sep 2017

Thanks

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by sewdoctor 10 Sep 2017

Gorgeous!!!

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Sewmum1 by Sewmum1 10 Sep 2017

Thank you

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by seaonsglory 10 Sep 2017

Simple beautiful!

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Sewmum1 by Sewmum1 10 Sep 2017

Thank you

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by sdrise 10 Sep 2017

Beautiful what a masterpiece!!! I is stunning!

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Sewmum1 by Sewmum1 10 Sep 2017

Thanks

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by pennifold 10 Sep 2017

STUNNING! MORE STUNNING!! MOST STUNNING!!! Your daughter will look amazing in it. Good luck with the rest of the hand sewing. Love Chris

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Sewmum1 by Sewmum1 10 Sep 2017

Thanks Chris, I am doing it in bursts as my hands tire quickly at the moment with the hand sewing

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by dragonflyer 09 Sep 2017

It is progressing nicely...the addition of the lace is wonderful...your grand daughter should be very proud to wear this...

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Sewmum1 by Sewmum1 10 Sep 2017

Thank you Kim

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by airyfairy 09 Sep 2017

Coming along beautifully. Cannot wait for the next installment. My eldest daughters wedding dress had a bodice of guipure lace over pure silk which was so difficult to sew. It took me weeks to sew on hundreds of tiny seed pearls on the lace when the dress was finished.

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Sewmum1 by Sewmum1 10 Sep 2017

I bet your daughters dress was beautiful. I would love to see a photo of it. I have yet to get started on the beads, thankfully my daughter doesn't want too many

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by crafter2243 Moderator 09 Sep 2017

it is going to be stunning. I am amazed

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Sewmum1 by Sewmum1 10 Sep 2017

Thank you. It is coming along

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by ansienaude 09 Sep 2017

beutifull well done luv the dress

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Sewmum1 by Sewmum1 09 Sep 2017

Thank you.

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by graceandham 09 Sep 2017

Where on earth did you find lace like this? The dress is wonderful, and she is going to have a wonderful time.

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Sewmum1 by Sewmum1 09 Sep 2017

It was from spotlight. I saw it quite some time ago and loved it. It is expensive but I bought half a metre when they had a 50% off sale. At the time I didn't know we would be using it for my dd dress. Luckily we had more than enough.

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by jrob Moderator 09 Sep 2017

You are an amazing seamstress. This is a major project and I'm sure that your daughter will remember with love wearing this beautiful creation that her mother put so much love into.

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Sewmum1 by Sewmum1 09 Sep 2017

Now that she can envisage the end result she is getting more and more excited to see it finished. So am I for that matter!

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by Sewmum1 09 Sep 2017

I have add a couple more photos. Let me know if you prefer me to delete the older pics to make the page load quicker.

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jrob by jrob 09 Sep 2017

Here is how to edit your post. You can just keep adding here and delete any that you want or not.
http://www.cuteembroidery.com/961...

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by parkermom 07 Sep 2017

You are a wonderful seamstress!

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Sewmum1 by Sewmum1 09 Sep 2017

You're very kind. Thank you.

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by mariagiannina 20 Aug 2017

This is coming along beautifully! Your daughter will be the belle of the ball!

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Sewmum1 by Sewmum1 09 Sep 2017

thank you she loves it so far

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by pennifold 20 Aug 2017

WOW! This is stunning Sewmum1 - there must be over 20 metres of tulle in this skirt. The addition of boning and embellishments will definitely finish off the bodice too. Your DD looks great in it already! Love Chris

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Sewmum1 by Sewmum1 09 Sep 2017

Thanks Chris. My daughter worked out there is about 48m of tulle circumference at the hem. Will take a while to trim!

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by airyfairy 20 Aug 2017

Looks amazing. Looking forward to seeing the finished result

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Sewmum1 by Sewmum1 10 Sep 2017

Thanks we are getting there

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by kustomkuddle 20 Aug 2017

Lovely. The skirt is gorgeous. Your daughter is going to be beautiful.

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Sewmum1 by Sewmum1 10 Sep 2017

Thank you. There are only 3 layers of the tulle but lots of it!

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by dragonflyer 20 Aug 2017

Wow, it's coming along...waiting anxiously or the finale!

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by crafter2243 Moderator 20 Aug 2017

Wow. I am impressed even if it is not totally finished.

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by sdrise 20 Aug 2017

Gorgeous!! How beautiful! she is going to be the belle of the ball!

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by Leaha 15 Aug 2017

Oh my gosh she will look and feel like a true princess, as dances the night away. Beautifully done so far, can't wait to see the final master piece.

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by rachap 15 Aug 2017

Stunning!!

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by rsloan 14 Aug 2017

What an ambitious project = good on you! Keep the photos coming...

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by noah 13 Aug 2017

excellent sew far****

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by lbrow 13 Aug 2017

It's going to be a masterpiece and she will be a knockout in it/Lillian

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by babash 12 Aug 2017

Looking good so far. Love the colour.
Keep your eye open at Markets or Shops closing down and you may find a smaller mannequin. I did years ago one from a shop about a 3 to 5 year old size for $10 got so much use out of it especially for pinning no stabbed kids.

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Sewmum1 by Sewmum1 15 Aug 2017

Good idea. This one is a small ladies but not quite small enough for this dress.

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by graceandham 10 Aug 2017

Wow! It's going to be gorgeous. Stay patient!

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by kustomkuddle 10 Aug 2017

Beautiful design and love the color red. I don't envy you with all that tulle! It is going to be beautiful

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by dragonflyer 10 Aug 2017

Looking good! Can't wait to see the finished gown...

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by cfidl 10 Aug 2017

looks great! love the off the shoulder sweetheart neckline.

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by jrob Moderator 10 Aug 2017

Great start! Aren't we luck to have at our disposal such wonderful helping tools for our machines? Can't wait to see your masterpiece.

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by pennifold 10 Aug 2017

Great job, it takes ages doesn't it? I know I had metres for the girl's flowergirl dresses and I didn't use a gathering foot!!!! Love Chris

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Sewmum1 by Sewmum1 15 Aug 2017

I was about to gather the traditional way and then I remembered I had a gathering foot that fitted this machine, I definitely a happy dance knowing how much time it would save

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