Every day, I’m getting closer to getting a wedding dress. Monday, I’m going with my seamstress to look at two fabrics in shepherds bush, hopefully I will also be able to make a decision. If all goes well, I’ll have a finished dress by the end of April and then we can start looking at what Rich wants.

Love the elegance and poise of Audrey Hepburn and her dress. I’m having something similar, but yet something slightly bit more “me”. Can’t wait!

Today I’ve been productive and have had many ideas in my head that I’m trying to sort out.

This morning, I went to the closest fabric shop in order to get some ideas for my wedding dress. I know pretty much the style I want and I have a pattern that I’m going to try to modify but the hardest thing is finding a good fabric. I don’t want a typical wedding dress fabric (satin/silk/duchesse) but am thinking of cotton sateen or some other kind of cotton.
Not only because it might be too hot with layers of thick satin, but also because I think it would be easier, cheaper and simpler with cotton. My issue now is that I would like to have a fabric with either a structure (maybe dots) or a small print (maybe rosebuds) but am not sure where to find a fabric like this. Will have a look in town tomorrow when I go in (have a meeting with a recruitment agency and meeting up with a friend I haven’t seen in a while), maybe John Lewis or any other big department store would have a nice fabric…
So, today when I went in to the fabric store, I was thinking of buying a cheap cotton fabric to create the toile, but the cheapest one was only £1 cheaper (per meter) than a pink cupcake that I ended up buying. The idea is to create the dress in the cupcake fabric, make sure it fits me and then take the dress apart, draw the pattern from it and use that to sew my wedding dress. Ideally, by that time, I’ve have found a fabric and someone who can sew up my dress from the pattern. At least I’ve got a couple of months to find someone or I’ll just have to start sewing it myself, bit by bit…