Sweet days of summer

So on Friday I got married to my favourite bloke in the world. We had unbelievably good weather, exchanged sweet and slightly soppy vows, laughed with all our friends and family, and danced the night away.

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It was a joy to wear my handmade dress and see the mix of reactions from people who finally saw it finished as well as people who learnt during the day that I’d made it myself. Made of organza layers over duchesse satin it was floaty, romantic and a dream to wear. I wanted to feel like I’d stepped out of a vintage Dior photo shoot and it really felt that way when I stepped into the ceremony room.

My dress was all finished the week before and packed in a long garment bag, hidden from view. I started working on my frock before Christmas, testing toiles, deciding on Simplicity 1606 as the base, and draping a test dress to see how I could create the bodice effect I wanted. I practiced seam finishes and stitch settings and agonised over fabric choices for each layer.

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In April I did the bulk of the work, with the sewing room door firmly shut and my playlist blaring. I redrafted the skirt and just managed to get the pieces on my cutting table. I spent a long time on the bodice and used every single entomology pin I had. Hemming the four skirt layers was extremely stressful and then lining up my lapped zipper nearly pushed me over the edge but as I handstitched my lining into place I knew it was going to be alright.

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Everyone said to me on the day they couldn’t imagine what I was making but then they saw the dress it was exactly me, which was music to my ears. I’ll be sharing how I made the dress, tips and resources for future brides, and thoughts on the whole process throughout August. Like this post, a few will go up while I’m away on honeymoon but I’m excited to hear what you think when I’m back. So until then…

Lots of Love

Mrs Scarr xx

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  1. I have seen many pretty dresses but yours is truly beautiful, unique, looks comfy, and just makes you shine. Congrats on your wedding and a job well done.

  2. Mrs Scarr that is truly one of the most exquisite wedding dresses I’ve ever seen. It’s just so, so lovely ! Your husband looks super handsome and happy too, massive congratulations to you both! xx

  3. This dress is stunning, you look amazing in it! All your hard work paid off! Can’t wait to hear more about the details.

  4. What a journey! What a dress! Words cannot describe, really. What an awesome accomplishment! Wish you both the happiest life together… for the most beautiful bride I’ve ever seen, really. Wow! ❤️

  5. Congratulations Amy! On the wedding and also completing that absolute stunner of a dress. It is so SO gorgeous and I can’t picture anything more YOU. Have an amazing honeymoon

  6. Congratulations to you and your handsome husband. Wishing you a lifetime of happiness! Stunningly beautiful dress. What a treasure you’ve created and I hope you preserve it for future generations.

  7. What a delight you are. Congratulations. You’re braver than I and your skills show. Love this dress. I once had that pattern. I wonder what ever happened to it.

  8. Absolutely gorgeous dress, love the fabric choices. The floral fabric with the organza over the top is beautiful. Congratulations on both your wedding and the dress.

  9. Oh my word! You look stunning and I love how unique your dress is. Very, very well done on making such a beautiful dress for your very special day. Many congratulations!

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