March 23, 2010

At Last...

I traveled to Tampa yesterday in search of the perfect fabrics and trims for the wedding gown I'm making. As soon as I saw this gorgeous, milky white silk charmeuse, I knew I'd found what I was looking for. Charmeuse will be the main fabric for this gown. It has a beautiful drape, with the right amount of "lilt" to make it float when the bride walks. The fabric is lightweight., extremely soft and has just a tiny bit if sheen. Then I ordered chiffon for the train, which I'll have in a few days.

Lastly, I needed the adornments. You know how it is. You search through piles and piles, but then you see it, and there's just no doubt. I found it! A beautiful trim that will embellish the bodice of the gown. It's subtle and elegant and will be hand-stitched to the fabric after the gown is put together. There's just enough sparkle to mimic the glint in the eyes of the groom...the shimmer of the ocean at sunset...the perfect time of day for a beach wedding. At last...
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Doni said...

Donna, it's going to be fabulous! Isn't it exciting to find the perfect material and bling all on the same trip/day! I hate the thought of traveling from store to store and never finding the right things. Congrats on your finds!
Doni

sweetjeanette said...

Oh my! It's gasp-worthy!!!
I can't wait to see pictures of the finished product!!!
and, too bad you didn't call me, we could've met and had a diet-coke. or tea. or something! Next time in Tampa, let's try to hook up - I'd love to see my hero in person!!!

jeanette from www.sweetjeanette.com

DeeDee said...

Well....well...well...I love that trim alot. Made me drool with envy that you have such a fun place to shop for that...I cannot wait to see the dress..,for a very lucky bride..

JaN's ArTy AtC JouRneY said...

Whooo, sounds so gorgeous!!
..and that trim ....WOW!!!
Can't wait to see the finished dress too!

Jane said...

This has the makings for one gorgeous wedding dress. Can't wait to see the finished project.
Jane

Debby said...

WOW!!! Stunning!!!
Debby

Loddelina said...

I think finding the perfect material is almost half of the job... this dress is going to be gorgeous, I hope you will show us the final result!

Deb said...

That lace is truly stunning. I can only imagine what this wedding gown is going to look like!!

The French Bear said...

Donna, that looks stunning!!! I can't wait to see this magnificent creation!!! I know you will spend hours and all the hand work, it will be so beautiful!!!
Hugs,
Margaret B

PeggyR said...

What fun! It will be gorgeous when it's done!

Cape Cod Rambling Rose said...

That trim is GORGEOUS! Can't wait to see the magnificent gown you create!

sjmcdowell said...

Donna, What a dream the dress will turn out to be...just the right fabric and trim and YOU making it...Wow!!
Blessings and smiles,
Susan

Createology said...

Yes, when you find just the perfect fabric and trim all is well. I do hope you share photos of the gown when possible. Happy creating...

Michelle (Shell) May said...

Ooooooo! I can hardly stand how fabulous that is! We need to take a road trip together to NYC to visit Tinsel Trading Company! We could spend the whole day looking at trims and ribbons and buttons and then we can pass out on the floor together for over stimulation and not enough money! hee,hee,hee.
I can't wait to see your beautiful creation Donna.
hugs and friends,
shell

beedeebabee♥ said...

Hi Sweetie! This is going to be fantastic! I can't wait to see what you create! I'm sure it will be the most stunning wedding gown! xoxo Paulette ;)

terri said...

It sounds yummy and I love the trim. Perfect finishing touch for such luscious fabrics. Silk charmeuse is the ultimate, but enough to nearly send me to the nut house!! Enjoy and share pics.

purplepaint said...

Okay, first of all I'm impressed! You can sew clothes, and wedding gowns at that! Sounds like it's going to be beatiful!!! (I can only sew things that don't have to fit :D)

Marva

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