Saturday, December 24, 2011

One More Time

You are not seeing double! This is the second LRD post and since there are comments on the first one I won't delete it. I value your comments too much!

DH came in, saw the pics, and suggested he retake them. Here are his efforts. It will make him happy to know I showed you all what a great photographer he is ;).

You can see I changed jewelry. I have decided to go with the original jewelry choice in the last post, a simple pearl necklace and the red crystal dangle earrings. The open neckline is much more flattering, IMO. Just too much "stuff on the bust". But the idea here is to show you the dress. As far as the shoes, I don't think  these are the ones. DDs and I all wear the same size and do much shoe swapping when we go out. I will see what they have to wear when I get down in New England and go from there. Lord, I'm built like my grandmother. Isn't amazing how you can see the way a dress hangs on oneself is the same as a deceased family member?

And I can now show you that zipper detail. The color is a bit off for whatever, but you get the drift. The zipper, an invisible one, was hand picked. Then the beads were attached after the fact. I purchased an invisible zip but later decided it would be too easy to catch the lace in it so kept the same zip and hand stitched it. Here is a great tute on how to do it: beaded and hand picked zipper from the Bending Pins blog.

So, thank you dear hubby, for taking these pics, cleaning all the floors today, polishing the candle holders, telling me I'm beautiful, and just being here with your wonderfulness for another blessed Christmas...Bunny

29 comments:

  1. Just gorgeous. I love the beaded zipper idea.

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  2. You do look incredibly beautiful. Red is a great colour on you , I'm glad you decided to follow your heart on the red.

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  3. Absolutely beautiful dress, and you look amazing in it. Thank you for sharing the process.
    Happy Christmas!

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  4. Bunny ~ it is simply stunning! You look beautiful in it and I love it!

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  5. Wow, that came out great! You look great in red! Hand picking the zip is a great idea, and adding the beads make it unique. Just beautiful1!

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  6. Bunny, you look gorgeous! Your dress is stunning. Such beautiful sewing.

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  7. Bunny, you look lovely and the dress turned out perfectly. Have a very Merry Christmas and a healthy and happy New Year.
    Gita

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  8. Beautiful! You look stunning in it!

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  9. Beautiful!! I really like the silver shoes with this so bring those as Plan B, and I agree 100% that the pearls are a much more flattering and elegant choice. Have fun, and Merry Christmas!

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  10. Merry Christmas Bunny! Your dress is beautiful, thank you for the pictures. I will look through the zip tutorial for sure. I did not realize the invisible zipper could be handpicked like the regular ones. Have a wonderful time with your family at Christmas! Hope Santa brings all that your heart desires!!

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  11. You look absolutely fabulous! The dress is gorgeous!
    Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

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  12. Lovely, both you AND the dress and thanks for giving us the link for the zipper tut....I'm sure I will use that at some juncture in the future.

    Blessed and wonderful Christmas to you and yours.

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  13. It wonderful. I can tell from the pictures how much love and work you put into it.

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  14. Bravo! Marvelous reward for all your efforts!

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  15. Merry Christmas, Beautiful Bunny! The dress is just fantastic.

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  16. Just beautiful!! Merry Christmas Bunny.

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  17. Bunny, this is a truly elegant and feminine dress, you did a wonderful job. Merry Christmas.

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  18. Bunny, you look so beautiful in your LRD. It turned out fantastic!
    Genine

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  19. It is just lovely, and you look fabulous! Have a great Christmas.

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  20. wonderful, the best color on you. Merry Christmas

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  21. Merry Christmas Bunny! You look fab!

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  22. You look gorgeous in your beautiful dress! Have a wonderful holiday season!

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  23. Again, a beautiful beautiful creation! Merry Christmas and thank you for all your wonderful posts.

    And I love the dead relative comment...I think I resemble my two grandpas 8-), but I seem to have great-grandma's hips. ha

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  24. Wow Bunny you look beautiful in your dress - lucky husband.

    Merry Xmas and Happy New Year

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  25. just beautiful, bunny! you look lovely in that color & it fits you fantastically well. bravo!

    can't wait to see your doll clothes photos. i've been using my rt. hand on pinterest to gather ideas & pattern info, since typing is still difficult.
    my foot is much better, thankfully
    appreciated the kind words & sympathy. no dish washing for me

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  26. That is a stunning dress and you look great in it. I wish I could sew like that and make myself some beautiful clothes. I can't wait to see your black coat.

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