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The wedding gown

View years ago, friend of mine asked, could I make dresses for two stuffed animals, that she hoped to be as accessories, at their wedding. I didn't had done anything like that before, but she knew this was something , what I'd love to do.  I got free hands and couple months to do it. First thing what I did, was I went to fabric store. Nowadays, I'd start from my own storage, but at the time, I had almost nothing to work with. I got fabrics, pearls and all that inspired me to start this.

When you are doing something for friend, it doesn't feel like work. I always keep thinking about that person, to who I'm making it. Costumer or friend. I think how they'll react, when they'll see it. Sometimes I can see in my head them smiling, even I'm just working something. So working literally makes me happy. It actually doesn't usually even feel like working. I used whole summer for it, and kept as surprised for the most people. I worked whole summer and used about 200 hundred hours for it. At least. 

I started from bride. I cut the fabric in kitchen and hours later I knew, that I was still sitting there, because I just wanted to keep going and not let that dress from my hands. I used buttons, that you could actually take it on and off, so I had to make also inside of the dress to look nice. It had multiple hand sewed layers. And of course  because it was a lady, I made for it white, frill underwear. Mostly I just knew, what to do, but pants of groom were struggle. I don't know, could I do that again. One of my favourite parts is the pocket watch. I found it from dollhouse decorations. That's great example how you can use different type of things creatively, not just for what they are planned for.

They were so much more then, what my friend was expecting. I knew, that I didn't had to do all of that. I just loved it so much and wanted to keep going. I also wanted quality to be that good that they will look okay in future. So this is the story of first wedding gown that I've made.


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