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Bridesmaid Dress, May 2008

Added Mar 4, 2010

by cantare

Boulder, Colorad...






I was in charge of designing 4 different dresses for my brother’s wedding. We wanted a dress we’d like to wear after the event! My mom sewed 3 of them and I sewed mine. It took about 8hrs total (a lot of topstitching as I use that as a decorative finisher). Gorgeous fabric, but probably not the best for a hot Colorado May wedding… :)

Material Notes

Vogue shirt pattern adjusted for the bodice.
Polyester/nylon black with red flower fabric, designed by Joann’s Fabrics.
Polyester lining.
Black polyester/cotton thread.
Measurements for skirt (from drop waist to hem).




Garment Type

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  • Eli_wer_large

    Mar 5, 2010, 02.09 PMby eliwer

    great job! it fits you perfectly! so elegant and charming

  • Palmhand_large

    Mar 5, 2010, 06.48 AMby benew

    Tons of ruffling! Did you find that difficult?

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    • Big_tri_large

      Apr 2, 2010, 11.46 PMby cantare

      sorry for the gap…but no, it wasn’t difficult because the old singer i was using didn’t stitch well. so any slippery or knit fabrics it sheared as i went along. at first i was upset, but it really added to the appearance. the pattern was made to be gathered doubled-up for a complete shearing, but that takes too much fabric!

  • Shruti_009_large

    Mar 4, 2010, 09.32 PMby beaver

    Beautiful! Great craftsmanship!

  • Big_tri_large

    Mar 4, 2010, 04.15 AMby cantare

    Thank you! It was a good occasion to wear it to and others since!

  • Sunsetedited_large

    Mar 4, 2010, 03.23 AMby bbug59

    Beautiful – what a lot of work.

  • Twit_large

    Mar 4, 2010, 03.16 AMby spacexshoes

    Wow, it looks amazing! You look beautiful!

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