After sifting through social media sites last week, I discovered Me Made May. While I certainly have not worned the dress I am posting recently, I decided it warranted a post for a few reasons. My post on my daughter’s prom dress receive the most “views” ever on my blog, 168+ (and counting). So I figured, hey, why not share another special occasion dress that I made. Also, just engaged, it was this week 24 years ago that I probably bought my first bridal magazines dreaming about my wedding dress that I would sew for myself.
I made the bow and vail, too.
My mom, a third generation seamstress, who taught me almost everything I know about sewing, made her mother-of-the-bride dress, too!
I made my bridesmaids dresses, too. My cousin Gail tells a story that she was wearing her bridesmaid dress, again, on the night that her husband proposed to her! I’m so glad she got more use out it.
As I recall, the fabric for all these dresses was purchased at F and S Fabrics which still stands on the corner of Pico and Manning in Los Angeles 24 years later.