Jen’s Embellished Gown (for real this time)

I don’t know about all of you tootsies, but my allergies are murdering me this week. It’s so hard to focus on work when all I want to do is turn my head inside out and run into traffic. It’s also a billion degrees outside, which, whatever. I can deal with that. But I do sort of struggle with my wardrobe when it’s this hot. Like, do I wear my regular clothes and be sweaty and gross, or do I dress comfortably and look like a ho? Toeing the line, my friends. At least the studio is air-conditioned. For real – I have air-conditioning, coffee cake and wine, people. Why aren’t you here right now?

Oh and there’s also this:

veronica sheaffer custom embellished pre-owned wedding gown

A closer (actual) look at Jen’s embellished gown. Man, I wasn’t joking when I said I was in a rush on Monday. Why did I post a completely indecipherable photo of … whatever? Sorry ’bout that. Anyway, this is what I’m actually doing, aaaannnd I think it’s pretty rad. Jen came to me for two reasons: 1) her twin sister wore this dress when she was married, so it needed to be personalized for sweet li’l Jen; and 2) the ceremony is going to be in a very old-fashioned church, which requires her back and shoulders  be covered. Oh and 3) there’s a giant beer stain  on the front of the skirt – I’ll get to that later. Jen is crazy about lace-backed dresses, so we decided to create a new back and sleeves in lace and then attach that to the original halter. I still have some finishing to do around the edges, but I’m really happy with it so far. The buttons, in particular, are breaking my heart all over the place. The skirt is also breaking my heart, but in an entirely different way. I’ve got some fun ideas though – will let you know how it goes!

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11 responses to “Jen’s Embellished Gown (for real this time)

  1. twins sharing a wedding dress, LOVE!!!
    maybe Val and I will do this one day!!
    can’t wait to see the final look.

  2. I assume you’ve considered just pouring more beer all over the dress? More beer seems to help the situation… never.

  3. Justin

    this is GORGEOUS. you’re a genius.

  4. This is so beautiful, every woman should get to wear something like this.

  5. anh

    gorgeous! love your blog!!!!

  6. dlvanveelen

    Ooooh gorgeous! It’s such a lovely way to do coverage without looking frumpy. Absolutely elegant!

  7. Oh, so very beautiful!

  8. Pingback: Custom Lace Veil for Jen | My Hands Made It

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