Thursday, April 28, 2011

Diary of a Wedding Dress: A Tiny First Peek

The Journey Begins...

I have been having ever so much fun today pulling out my wedding dress (with Disney's Cinderella movie playing in the background) and beginning work on adding the little bits of 'me' to it. The first thing I'm doing, which may be the only thing you get to see until after the wedding, is adding some sparkle to some motif decorations I bought. Everything fits perfectly on my new wood tray, a wedding present from my parents. They made me a set of three, dad built them and mom did the painting. I love it so much!

But back to the fiancée was with me when I bought these tiny glass beads and a bag of sequins. "You're putting sequins on your dress!?" He asked me. I don't think he trusts me. heehee I told him to trust's going to be perfect. :) And I know he does, he just likes to tease.

Here is a close up of what the trim looks like before I added my touches.
Then I cut the flowers apart, this one gets just one silver sequin behind two glass beads. The sequin, you see, works as a mirror to give the glass beads a more stunning reflection. :)

This poor piece got snipped in the middle. I'm much more careful when cutting these apart now.
I'm going to try to use each little piece...they are all so pretty. :)
This is just one of the little touches I am adding to my dress. But you'll just have to wait, I'm afraid, to see just where and how they go.
One more thing I will tell you about my dress is that the designer is Alfred Angelo, the designer of the Disney Fairy Tale Weddings line I posted about awhile back. :) I knew I liked that guy. How can you not, with a name like Alfred? ;)
I hope you have a happy weekend!
~Anna Kristine

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Patterns for Sale

I'm going through my patterns...everything from knitting and crochet pattern books to sewing patterns. Right now it's mostly wedding patterns I've stocked up on but there may be more to come! Check out my SHOP.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Bella's Mittens

I finished my Bella mittens this evening! :) I don't know if there's anything quite so satisfying as binding off a knitting project. What has seemed like a never ending project suddenly seems like I only started it yesterday and I have to catch myself before I get too ambitious and cast on another pair. The pattern was easy enough, but the cross stitch palms are time consuming and can get tiring after awhile. I will try to take better pictures tomorrow in the daylight.
But for now...I must go to sleep...

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Feeling Persuaded

I watched Persuasion the other day and it has done nothing to help cure my Regency mood. :) I'm even more desperate to pull out my fabric stash and make something. Maybe I will do that today....
I really love Anne's pale blue dress.
I love the sleeves and the neckline...
It's just lovely. :) And now I'm in the mood to read the novel again. There's time for all that aside from all the wedding stuff I have to do, right?

Tuesday, April 5, 2011


I've been in the mood all week to make Regency clothes. I don't have time right now to take on a huge project...but I'm trying to dream up something small that I could make to satisfy me until I can make a dress or something.
What era are you in the mood for lately?

Having Some Fun...

Talking a little break from wedding plans to update the shop with new spring accessories. My how I love Spring!
More to come...

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Back in Business

After two months of wedding dress idea hunting, bridesmaid dress fabric shopping, tux shops, etc, I am back home with enough stuff to keep me busy until the wedding. :) I ended up finding a wedding dress that I LOVE and was on sale so cheap I bought it and I'm going to add some stuff to it. So, although I'm not going to make my dress from scratch, I still get to add some 'me' to it and I'm much more satisfied with that. The concept of making my own wedding dress was getting a little overwhelming so I'm glad I was able to find something so perfect! I'm still going to keep a photo diary of the changes I'm making to the dress which I will share on here after the wedding. :) In the meantime, I opened my shop up again and the 50% off sale is still going on a little longer! I'm hoping I will have some time here and there in between wedding sewing to add some new things. And now that I'm home....maybe I will blog more. I'm hoping I will because I miss it and all of you. How is your Spring going? ~Anna Kristine


Although I continually talk about movie costumes on this blog, I am not a movie reviewer. Not all the films I discuss are recommended and I do not choose to review weather they are appropriate or not for the simple fact that every person's standards are different. Something that is fine for me may be offensive to some one else and visa versa. If you would like to look into the appropriateness of a title, I recommend I have not seen all the movies I discuss, and am simply interested in the art of clothes in film. I will leave you to decide for yourself if you will watch the movie or not.


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