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Bridesmaid's 50s dress in floral silk - Give me wings!

Added Apr 13, 2013

by Irina Schwab

Aylesbury, Unite...






Where is the time gone?

I finally got round to post this customised bridesmaid’s dress from floral (blue and yellow) silk mix.

It is, in fact, one of the three bridesmaids dresses I made recently.

The dress looks beautiful with a three tier crinoline and accentuates a small waist.

The dress was made following an original 50s pattern and features bows on shoulders and a side invisible zip. The dress is fully lined in heavy weight crepe back satin (in ivory) to counter-balance the weightless silk.

Material Notes

Cotton silk, crepe back satin




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Bridal, Romantic, Vintage
Satin, Silk

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    Apr 14, 2013, 04.19 PMby Debbie Allingham

    Stunning! I love 50s dresses and the beautiful fabric is so true to the era. I have this pattern and haven’t yet made it – I’m more motivated to do so now :) Thanks for sharing.

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      Apr 15, 2013, 06.19 AMby Irina Schwab

      Thank you! Please note I have shortened the dress by about 12 cm at bridesmaids’ requests. I made another one at full length, it is the French toile dress project. Both lengths look great!!

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    Apr 14, 2013, 09.48 AMby Mary Athey

    gorgeous dress, i love the fabric you used x

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      Apr 14, 2013, 11.53 AMby Irina Schwab

      thanks, Mary. we went for this cotton/silk mixture from dittofabrics after looking at about 100 samples. Yellow and blue was the theme for the wedding.

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      Apr 14, 2013, 12.07 PMby Mary Athey

      its so lovely xx

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    Apr 14, 2013, 06.45 AMby liliv-1

    very pretty dress!

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    Apr 14, 2013, 05.35 AMby flowergirl22

    Wow, looking absolutely stunning. Love the details on the shoulders.

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      Apr 14, 2013, 11.51 AMby Irina Schwab

      the wings model is one of the variations on B5630. I have also shortened the skirt a lot at Bride’s request.

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    Apr 13, 2013, 07.11 PMby Madcinderella

    Very cute, good job!

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    Apr 13, 2013, 05.58 PMby Inga 888

    Wow, this just beautiful. Love the fabric and detail :)

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    Apr 13, 2013, 05.00 PMby xraffaelax

    This is so beautiful!

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