Considering my poor memory and my unwillingness to look back at my past posts I can't recall as to whether or not you are aware of my (much too quickly) upcoming nuptials. I'm to be married August 18th to the man who has fulfilled every wish I ever had for a husband. At the risk of gushing, he truly is the man of my dreams.
We've planned a Victorian style wedding which makes the traditional white dress from the bridal shop a not going to happen. Instead I have grand plans of making my own gown, and the pattens of which I will be using arrived today. Now I just need to start panicking about fabric. I can't find the perfect shade of iridescent peacock blue/green, but when I found an "it will do" shade, it ended up being $40 dollars a yard. (Falls into faint, somebody bring the smelling salts!) Oh, did I mention that I need 12 yards of one color and 5 of another? So the search continues...until I panic and decide I may as well pay the $40.
Anyway, I wanted to share these wonderful patterns that I got from Truly Victorian. Their patterns are historically correct while being modified to come together rather easily. The patterns are provided on thick butcher paper with a multitude of sizes available and are fairly reasonably priced as far as non-mass market patterns go. Pardon my blurry photos while I show you what I've got to look forward to.
I wish I could find the fabric for it so I can get to work, but at least I can start the petticoats. More wedding preparations to follow.