Today I finished my wedding dress. Yipee!!! After an entire afternoon spent handsewing lace onto the skirt, I still can't believe it's done. I finished sewing all the lace motifs onto the skirt, I sewed the snaps onto the bra carriers in the shoulders, and I appliqued a label into the bodice. All that remains is to press the skirt and to try it on with my necklace that came today in the mail.
The finishing touch to the dress, and the last stitches I sewed on it was a special applique that I put into the bodice. Embroidered in blue and surrounded by a border, it had my name, Justin's name, and the date of our wedding. The label was a special gift from Carolyn at Helen Enox. She helped us so much as we picked her brain with lots of questions about bridal sewing, and she was so gracious in offering to embroider this label for me. I was pretty excited about it, because it was just the perfect finishing touch, and will be something I will always remember.