Alex's bridesmaid's dress

Added Feb 23, 2010

by carolinesj

Dunedin, New Zea...

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Description

Collaboration with my friend – she wanted a 20s style drop waist, semi-fitted dress with a tie, low front and back and maybe lace. And perhaps blue? We drew a few pictures, sent a few texts (we live 900km apart) et voila! A dress is born. I used a basic circle skirt pattern for the bottom, and just drafted the top according to Alex’s measurements, mostly just using a dressmaker’s model.

Material Notes

Blue chiffon. Black chiffon tie. Underdress (attached) made from a vintage slip with a lace bottom, turned upside down, fitted and an extra layer of chiffon skirt on the bottom (the skirt is just a full circle).

Difficulty

Advanced

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Bridal, Romantic, Vintage
Material
Chiffon, Knits/Jersey, Lace/Sequins

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    Dec 29, 2010, 01.16 AMby sugarstitches

    The first picture seems to be broken, and I remember it being a very good reference. I’m trying to do a similar design for my friend’s wedding. Do you have any more pictures of the dress/do you still have that first picture? It’s absolutely gorgeous!

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    Feb 25, 2010, 04.48 AMby 5294sandras

    Good job! I love this dress. Great style and a perfect fit. Go Girl!!!

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    Feb 24, 2010, 12.02 AMby bbug59

    Excellent design, color, etc.

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    Feb 24, 2010, 12.02 AMby bbug59

    Excellent design, color, etc.

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    Feb 23, 2010, 09.49 PMby smarten

    Love the loose fit. Well done.

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    Feb 23, 2010, 07.02 PMby majola

    You look lovely in it! Your dress looks really special and cute and the color is great!

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    Feb 23, 2010, 07.02 PMby majola

    You look lovely in it! Your dress looks really special and cute and the color is great!

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    Feb 23, 2010, 05.41 PMby hasi

    Gorgeous! This dress suits you perfectly and the style is so classy.. Congrats!

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    Feb 23, 2010, 05.40 PMby lizah

    cuuute!!

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    Feb 23, 2010, 03.34 PMby sewbissy

    This is so, so lovely! Lovely color, lovely shape, lovely everything. I’ll be making my own bridesmaid dress for a summer wedding, and this is very inspirational.

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      Feb 23, 2010, 06.40 PMby carolinesj

      Do it!!! It’s so good to be a bit different!

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    Feb 23, 2010, 12.47 PMby scheryka

    This is cute, I love the color.

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    Feb 23, 2010, 11.11 AMby merrybe

    This is amazing! Great and authentic fit and such a beatifull shade of blue… and Freestyle and recycled, two thumbs up. I like the idea of the slip turned upside down to show in the top!

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    Feb 23, 2010, 10.22 AMby elyzampa

    Lovely! Very 20’s lady like! :)

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    Feb 23, 2010, 09.00 AMby latulipenoire

    This is incredibly lovely. It was a great idea to use a vintage slip for the underdress, that’s what I did with my wedding dress. Very well done!

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