In all the wedding making, I saved my wedding dress for last. So by the time I was making it, I could just focus on that one thing. Before I made my final version, I first made a muslin (which came in handy when I decided I wanted the skirt to have a lining and I conveniently already had one cut out and stitched up, I just had to take it off my mock up, and sew it on the final one). I searched for a long time trying to decide what pattern I liked best, and I ended up with one from one of my favorite designers, Leanne Marshall. Once I’d settled on Simplicity pattern #1689, I knew I wanted my dress to be silk so I chose the ivory shade of Kaufman Radiance. I then used this pattern and the same fabric to make a tiny dress of my little love. I almost went for a pale peach, but decided that was too similar to the peachy double gauze flower girl dresses I made from this pattern. I was really happy with the way it turned out and it was just right for our casual VT wedding. It also looked good beside my husband’s linen vest I stitched up for him using oatmeal Essex linen and this Burda pattern.(I made a matching one for his brother, the best man). Did I mention getting ready for this wedding was like a full time job? Ha. I loved every bit of it.

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xo CBB

p.s. all the photos in this post were taken by our talented wedding photographer, Sarah Peters!

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