1940s Ivory Lace Wedding Dress

Added Sep 6, 2011

by thefabledneedle

Los Angeles, Cal...

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Description

Naturally, I had to make my dress even though husband and I decided on a short engagement. (OK, I guess it was mostly me that wanted to get married sooner than later and not spend a year + planning a wedding! We had been together for over 5 years and I just so looked forward to being married to my man.)

The lace is fabric I have been toting around for years originally intended for a maid of honor dress. The pattern is from 1948; the pattern is for a sundress but I loved the simplicity and square neckline so much I figured it would be just fine for a summer wedding dress. It turned out relatively easy and stress-free to make—thankfully!

The opening has hook and eye closures decorated with vintage foil-back glass flower buttons. The under dress has a tiered skirt and is made from the palest pink cotton batiste with nude lace straps. The petticoat/crinoline is vintage.

FYI: shoes are “Anita” from Remix Vintage Shoes!

Material Notes

lace, batiste

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Bohemian, Bridal, Classic, Romantic, Vintage
Material
Cotton, Blends

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    Sep 9, 2011, 01.21 AMby Jamie Blank

    such a nice dress! Congrats

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    Sep 8, 2011, 09.18 PMby thefabledneedle

    Thank you, everyone, for your kind words and congrats! We recently celebrated our 2 year anniversary. :D

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    Sep 8, 2011, 02.27 PMby tamezdc

    Lovely dress.

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    Sep 7, 2011, 12.21 PMby BrittStitches

    Amazing! So beautiful

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    Sep 7, 2011, 08.23 AMby innuendo

    Very beautiful!

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    Sep 7, 2011, 06.34 AMby jwick5

    So pretty- I love a shorter dress for summer weddings, especially if it is outside. I have been to more than handful of outdoor weddings with the bride wearing long dresses and the bottoms then getting grass and other stains.

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      Sep 8, 2011, 09.17 PMby thefabledneedle

      I think this dress would have been lovely full length but August in Los Angeles can get pretty warm. Good point about the stains; a full length maid of honor dress I once wore to a summer wedding has many sad stains along the hem.

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    Sep 7, 2011, 05.30 AMby fabricaddict

    stunning!! i love that lace – congrats :-)

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    Sep 7, 2011, 03.19 AMby turtlegirl00

    this is such a wonderful dress! I love it—simple, elegant, timeless… perfect for a wedding!

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    Sep 6, 2011, 10.47 PMby milkyway

    gorgeous

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    Sep 6, 2011, 10.10 PMby topsi89

    Such a sweet dress! Lovely! Congrats :)

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    Sep 6, 2011, 10.09 PMby topsi89

    Such a sweet dress! Lovely! Congrats :)

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    Sep 6, 2011, 07.26 PMby madebymeg

    very pretty. congrats!

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    Sep 6, 2011, 04.51 PMby julib

    Beautiful dress!

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    Sep 6, 2011, 01.45 PMby max

    How sweet!

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    Sep 6, 2011, 12.27 PMby kelepso

    Pretty!

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    Sep 6, 2011, 07.21 AMby itetein

    Your wedding dress is really lovely. The straps are so beautiful!

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    Sep 6, 2011, 07.12 AMby cathysews

    This is really beautiful… lovely.

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    Sep 6, 2011, 07.12 AMby cathysews

    This is really beautiful… lovely.

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    Sep 6, 2011, 06.32 AMby freakusbzzz

    Delightful!

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