To all who mourn in Israel, He will give a crown of beauty for ashes, a joyous blessing instead of mourning, festive praise instead of despair. In their righteousness, they will be like great oaks that the LORD has planted for his own glory. Isaiah 61:3

Friday, August 5, 2016

1898 Wedding Ensemble COMPLETE!!!



Well, she's done.  And I am so happy!!!  It is so fluffy and ruffly and girly!!  In the words of Agnes of "Despicable Me"...."It's so fluffy I'm gonna die!!!!"

I can honestly say, this is the most involved, expensive, complicated, time-consuming, satisfying project I have ever subjected myself to and I am so happy, truly thrilled it's complete!  All that is left is to iron all the underwear, pack up the wedding artifacts, write a few things out, visit with my fabulous Mother-in-law, Pam (who is almost here) and take it easy!!!

If you didn't see my earlier post, pop on over and take a look see, you will witness me having an utter cow over my silk getting here.  Before today, the ruffly fluffiness was very incomplete...like only 25% was done, so it was with sheer, giddy delight (and some screaming for the whole neighborhood to hear) that the package was happily lying in my mail box this afternoon!

So, without further ado...I am pleased to introduce my 1898 Wedding ensemble to you!!

Inspiration photos courtesy of Antique Gown.  Thank you!!






























 


Fabrics Used:

Bodice:

Silk Dupioni
Silk Chiffon
Cotton

Skirt:

Silk Dupioni
Bridal Weight Taffeta
Tulle
Antique Lace
Single Layer Buckram

Patterns Used:

Bodice:

Torso part of Bodice:  Butterick 5970
Sleeves:  Wisconsin Historical Society 1899 Wedding Gown
Belt:  Self draped

Skirt:  

Wisconsin Historical Society 1899 Wedding Gown


Oh Agnes...you are my hero!





 You all are so rockin' fabulous!!  Truly you are!!

Have a fabulous and blessed weekend!

g

10 comments:

  1. Wow Gina what a wonderful ensemble! That train is fabulous and there are so many lovely details to find and notice! Bravo!

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    1. Thank you Vivien! It has been a fun project with all the sweet details from the original...I wish I knew who owned it! I would be forced to steal it...
      Blessings!
      g

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    1. Thank you so very much Laurie!
      Blessings!
      g

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  3. Amazing wedding dress, Gina! You will be a beautiful bride!

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    1. Thank you Lieschen! I wore it for my "Dressing the Victorian Bride" underwear program and it was so fun!
      Blessings!
      g

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  4. Oh wow, just . . . wow! That's stunning (and very, VERY fluffy!)

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    1. Thank you BT! I can honestly say that it was soooooo fluffy when I wore it on Saturday! Then the wind wreaked havoc on the ruffles when we were doing the photo shoot! Too fun!
      Blessings!
      g

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  5. I think you need to get married again. In this! And that headdress is just fabulous.
    Val

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