Added Nov 1, 2010
Last year my husband and I didn’t have time to plan our costumes for Halloween, so this year we decided early to be a Mail order Bride and Geek.
I searched for short wedding dress inspiration, tons of it actually, but since my own costume was at the end of the to-do list for last week. I end up with only 6 hours to make the dress, so I had to change my design and make it more time-friendly.
I kept the top just like I wanted and changed just the bottom of the dress, my plan was to have a bottom full of rosettes – very over the top :) but I end up making just an underskirt with left over purple from my my real wedding dress and a plain bottom. I didn’t use any patterns and just cut and measure myself to make it.
I used some old curtains that my husband’s Aunt gave me to make the dress, the purple left overs, and I spend $3 on the white satin I used for the inside and the outside details. it has an incorporated satin sash just because I’m weird like that :)
One of my favorite parts were the back, I also made the purple detachable so I can wear it and show as much purple as I want, or none. I also think it looks cute without the underskirt, it’s more like a normal dress.
You can see the full post and the rest of the pics in this blog post.
mostly recycled materials
Sewing & Techniques
Check out this step-by-step on sewing our wrapped and pleated mini skirt
What do you think of these summery styles?
Check out the debut of this lovely designer style pattern with angular pleats
Behind the seams with Marina von Koenig Part 1
Dreamy dresses, floral prints, and cute spring tops.
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