Now then. Mr Monster knows that if he sees this image…
…then he isn’t allowed to read the post. I want to document the trials and tribulations of researching and constructing The Dress, but don’t want him to get wind of how the final product will look. You have to all promise to keep schtum ok?
At the moment I have a really clear idea in my head of how I want the dress to look. However, having never actually worn anything like a wedding dress before, this is open to change. I’ve arranged to get monster mummy and monster mummy-in-law down to visit in a few weeks for a day of trying on dresses in my local bridal shop so as we can get a feel for what might suit me, as well as just for the fun of it all too, how often do you get to try on wedding dresses eh?
I’ve been in touch with the wonderful ladies from ‘The Stitch Academy’ in Taunton and they have agreed to give me some one-to-one dress making lessons to fast track me to a point where my rusty skills are good enough to tackle The Dress. I’m ridiculously excited about these lessons and can’t WAIT to get started! Not just for The Dress but for all the other lovely things I’ll be able to make, and to translate my new-found skills into my monster making too.
So I’m sure you are dying to see what my ideas are at the moment. I’ve always loved the Disney ideal of having woodland creatures to help me. Squirrels tacking seams, mice measuring-up, and birds tying ribbons. I’m a Disney girl at heart and I just can’t help myself. I’d love my dress to evoke this home-spun yet couture feel.
I’m thinking halter neck, diaphanous layers of tulle skirts, topped off with a statement bow.
Let’s hope it goes as smoothly as this!