Making the dress...




About three months before the wedding, I decided that it would be easier to sew my own dress rather than find a non-wedding-but-still-nice dress that I liked.  It's coming along pretty well, if I may say so myself.  I am kinda at a standstill over the back, though.  I can't quite figure out how I want to finish it.  No butt-bows for me, please.

We built a mannequin with my exact measurements so that I don't have to keep putting on the dress to see the fit.  Making the form involved getting wrapped in a few rolls of duct tape   (wearing smallish clothes, of course) mounting it onto a PVC pipe of the right height and stuffing it with foam to the right proportions.  Did someone just call me crackheaded?  No, crackheaded was answering the door in my little duct tape suit.