Hmm...I so almost didn't post these, but here they are...
This is the wedding dress I made for myself nine years ago...I kinda feel old just sayin' that.
I tried on what felt like 5,483 wedding dresses, but it was the year of the ginormous ball skirt dress, and everything I tried on just seemed too much.
I got married a short fifteen months after my brother died.
Life was complicated and confusing, and I just wanted a really simple dress that didn't overwhelm me. I didn't know how to slope or block a pattern back then, but I came across a vintage pattern from the 1970's (of course) that I loved.
I bought $100 worth of fabric, cut out a pattern for a train from an old sheet that the original pattern didn't include and my wedding dress came to be!
Nine years later, and I still sorta love it.
It was a FAH-REEZING 28 degrees outside when we took these pics. I really thought my lips were gonna look blue, so the coat never came off, BUT...
the really great story behind my coat is that one of my readers, Lanee' Marshall, found this vintage 1970's leather coat and bought it for me.
How awesome!?!? She totally made my day.
I guess in a way, it works, right? Both pieces nod to the 70's and I was originally a fall bride, so the leaves on the ground are quite perfect, actually.
And in the end, all that really matters is that Scott and I still love, and are in love, like fire on kindling.
You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.-- Dr. Seuss