to take on the unbelievably HUGE task of attempting to sew my own wedding dress...
Now, I currently don't own a sewing machine (but hopefully this year I can change that) and I've never taken a sewing class before BUT I really want to do this!
I realized that the best type of dress for our fall wedding would be one that covers a bit more skin (ie: short sleeves and a closed back) so that knocks out the beautiful Monique Lhuillier inspired lace sheath dresses (which are way out of my experience level and would probably turn out awful!)
From the second I saw the J. Crew Daphne dress, I fell in love! Apparently everyone else did too because through all my searches, it's no where to be found! J. Crew doesn't make it anymore and anyone who owns the dress is really able to sell it for way over the original price ($900) due to the demand... and I'm not willing to spend that much money on a dress!!!
So I started my search for a pattern that would work. I found Vogue pattern V2979 which is very close to the J. Crew design so I went ahead and bought it for $5.99.
I really love the fabric used in the J. Crew dress but I may want to use something a bit heavier than the silk organza... maybe some silk damask or something similar. I've checked out JoAnn's Fabric and places around town and it looks like I should be able to find something that will work!