On my own, I discovered ways to deal with the challenges (problems, near disasters) that arose while I was building (that is the operative word here) my daughter's wedding dress. I figured out how to make the perfect wedding veil (and I share that with you in a separate article), how to make a pleated bodice, how to make those cute little cover-ups for the ceremony that make the dress modest enough for the religious part of the wedding, how to work with chiffon - and how to make a dress when you cannot find a pattern for what you want.
In this article, I will show you the problems I faced and how I solved them.
Let me be honest - this was the second wedding dress I made. My younger daughter married about two years earlier and asked me to make her dress. We picked out lovely beaded-lace material and she asked it be made using a dress pattern with which I had already made her a dress. It was an easy pattern and the fabric was what made the dress magnificent. Therefore, when Keren asked me to sew her wedding dress this year, I happily agreed. I was unaware at that point that she would plunge me into a project that would challenge my skills beyond what I ever imagined possible.
I loved every minute of it.