The past two months have been hectic mainly in terms of work but also I did a bit of travelling so I had to take a short break from blogging. I really missed the blogging world though. I am happy to finally have some quiet time and come back to my blog.My husband and I visited Istanbul for his niece’s wedding and now that the wedding is over, I can finally publish the dress that I made for it. As I mentioned in the preparations, I named this post the bridesmaid dress but I actually wore it at the synagogue during the wedding procession just before our beautiful bride walked down the aisle with her father. The dress did not have a complicated pattern but it took a lot of time because of the lace and some later additions. For instance, I had planned to make the skirt part of the dress without a lining and after I tried it on, I saw that fabric was too thin and I could almost see my bellybutton. Therefore, I had to sew on a lining that I had not planned before I made the dress and I had to sew most of it by hand. I think that I have never worked on a dress that required so much hand-sewing. Parts of the lace top were also hand-sewn. I will not do it for every dress but hand-sewing parts of this dress which is intended for special occasions felt good and gave it uniqueness in my eyes.
Also, what is nice about the dress is that it has the touch of every generation in my family. After I came to Istanbul with the dress, my mom and grandmother inspected the whole thing carefully and of course, being super detail oriented, they found parts that needed to be “corrected.” My grandmother did the button loops at the belt and my mom gave the dress it’s finally ironing.