19 August 2010

making my wedding attire...


I had a lot of trouble deciding what to wear on my head for the wedding.
I began experimenting by pinning ideas to my mannequin head!

I went for the tear-drop and circular sin-may base with a coating of vintage satin.





they looked good on the head, but didn't seem to suit me, or i felt like I was off to Ascot!


I liked the combination of gold sequins {I'm a mahoosive fan for sequins y'know} so I made up a little headband using hat elastic, gold motif {75p from fleabay} and some felt on the back.


my idea was to wear my hear down and tuck it in a bit to the elastic so's you don't see it, got it?


done.

next job was to re-work a 1930s dress I already had stashed away for cutting up.

I detached the skirt from the bodice, removed the arms and the cotton lining, took in the sides and altered the neckline, added some straps and about a million poppers...then rejoined it to the skirt. I also added a little ribbon loop inside the skirt so i could hook it over my finger to stop it dragging in the dirt {this happened anyway after a few glasses of fiz}.


around the bum area, some clever soul {90 odd years ago} hand smocked the dress giving it a lovely 1930s shape!



these were are few other options!


I almost wore this one, but I feel that it would suit someone taller better!


I might try and add a few more photos of other dresses and hats when i find them!