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Hey, thank you so much! Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! You must be so excited :). For the yoke part on my dress I followed the Vogue pattern V1495. I used the pattern pieces for the yoke, but needed to alter them quite a bit to make them a good fit for me. Attaching the yoke to the dress was actually the most difficult part for me, probably because of my lack of sewing experience, but an experienced seamstress told me that this is indeed a tricky part in making a dress.I attached the yoke IN BETWEEN the lining layer and the the satin layer (see attached images of steps of the pattern) and I'm not sure if that is what you want to do with your dress, since it would include taking apart the top seam of your dress. Placing the yoke in between made it really difficult, because the...
Hey, thank you so much! Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! You must be so excited :). For the yoke part on my dress I followed the Vogue pattern V1495. I used the pattern pieces for the yoke, but needed to alter them quite a bit to make them a good fit for me. Attaching the yoke to the dress was actually the most difficult part for me, probably because of my lack of sewing experience, but an experienced seamstress told me that this is indeed a tricky part in making a dress.I attached the yoke IN BETWEEN the lining layer and the the satin layer (see attached images of steps of the pattern) and I'm not sure if that is what you want to do with your dress, since it would include taking apart the top seam of your dress. Placing the yoke in between made it really difficult, because the tulle yoke didn't stay nicely in place as it seems in the image of step 31 of the pattern, but it crumbled up because of the mismatch in curve due to the dip in the sweetheart neckline, and got caught in the stitches, thereby ruining the tulle and making me have to start over making the yoke a couple of times. It is definitely more easy if you have a straight neckline. Since I'm not an experienced seamstress, I don't really know what would be the best advice to attach the yoke to your dress. Perhaps attach it to the lining on the inside of your dress by hand stitching? Of course the inside of the dress would not look that great anymore, but you wouldn't be able to see it when you wear the dress. Another option might be to make a complete overlay (including sleeves) for the strapless bodice like the lady in this blog I came across as some point did:http://www.sewcountrychick.com/adding-a-lace-overl...To me YouTube and Google were my greatest friends in finding information on 'How to' in sewing. I couldn't find a very great video on attaching a yoke just now quickly, but you can try to search a bit further on YouTube/Google. Also I have some friends who sew as well and some expierenced sewing ladies/seamstresses that I knew via via, who I could ask for help. Maybe you can ask around if anyone you know knows someone you could ask for help. To me at least it was really helpful to get some advice from them :).I'm sorry I can't be of more help, but I hope at least you have some ideas now. Good luck with altering your dress and I'm curious to see how it turns out in the end :). I wish you a very wonderful wedding day and a happy life together!
Hi Penelopy, this frappuccino looks delicious and we're ready to try it out! Do you really need 1.5-2 tbsp of the matcha green tea powder? Not teaspoons? Cause the directions on the can we bought says you only need 0.5-1 tsp per cup of boiled water (if you're making a hot tea out of it)...
Thank you so much! How great that you also sewed your own dress, I'm sure you're very proud of the result :).
It was great! I used raspberries, since we had a bag of frozen ones lying around in the freezer, haha. I really get the shortcake taste from the hazelnut syrup. Actually this was a triple 'I Made It', since I also made your microwave simple syrup and the raspberry whipped cream.
Delicious! Made it with raspberry instead of strawberries.
Thank you! :)
Wow, very creative and it turned out very beautiful! I would definitely use this on the couch, haha! Nice and warm, but also very decorative. Could be my next project :). I'm not sure if I would do the eco-printing myself or use different types of fabric with a print that looks natural though.. Something to think about!
Thank you! I'm glad that the Instructable is helpful.
Very good idea! And nice fabric you used..
Thank you! :) The total cost of the dress was about 750 euro (~900 dollar) in materials, of which the lace (3 meters * 90 euro per meter) and satin (7 meters * 40 euro per meter) fabrics were the most expensive.. But also all the small things (zipper, buttons, thread, ....) add up.
Thank you so much for your kind words! :)Also thank you for the suggestions. Indeed, it would have been better to take into account the grain direction before draping. A friend of my mother's pointed this out to me as well when my mom showed her some of my pictures. And a light-colored muslin would have probably been better to, since now I had to use a very thick permanent marker to mark the alterations I had to make on the mock-up. But this was a very cheap fabric that I found on the market (only 1 euro per meter), so that's why I bought it for this purpose.
Thank you! :) I didn't have much sewing experience before I started, I only had determination and perserverence, haha! So if you love to sew I think you'd be able to do something like this as well :).
Thank you for your nice comment and the congrats! We had a beautiful day :).
Also, my husband didn't really help with the sewing itself, but his mental support was very importsnt to me. He did design his own cufflinks and had them 3D-printed. He also made a small chest to act as a guest book for the guests to write their name on. He also made a cake saw, based on another Instructable out here, which we used to make the first cut in the wedding cake. And several other small items. Later Instructables will appear on his page detailing these items :).
Thank you so much for both the nice comment and the congrats! :)
Thank you for your nice comment and the congrats! We had a beautiful day �.
That is so cute! I love the fabric!
Thank you! I did know in advance it would be a lot of work and it didn't stop me, haha! Only all the hand sewing of the lace took a lot more time than I expected, but it was also kind of a relaxing job to do. My original planning was to finish the dress a month before the wedding, but in the end I finished it two weeks before the wedding. So a little behind, but still no last stressful nights of sewing right before the wedding, haha.
Thank you so much!
Thank you so much! :D
I Made My Own Wedding Dress!View Instructable »
Awesome! The red pencil is a good idea! I like the red/green Christmas sock. Originally I wanted to go with these traditionally colored Christmas socks, but I couldn't find them in my town in the Netherlands. But in the end I like all the other colors very well as well.