burda 3/2008 #116 vintage style wedding dress

Added Jul 26, 2011

by nouvellegamine

San Francisco, C...

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Description

my 4 year anniversary approaches on august 2nd! i can’t believe it’s been 4 years already. my husband mikael is my absolute dream man. now that we have karl i don’t have much time to sew, although after i’m done with my current art project i’m going to take a month off from painting and make something- anything!

i’ve always wanted to make my wedding dress. i originally chose a vintage vogue pattern but adding 2" to the length of the torso was going to prove too difficult. i happened to browse through my then newest issue of burda and fell in love.

issue 3/08 had a bridal pattern inspired by wallis simpson’s wedding gown. it was perfect! easy to add length to the torso and skirt and easy to add width to the hips. i made a muslin first and worked out the kinks, mostly fitting through my hips. my measurements then were 34"-25"-38".
made from champagne silk shantung. i omitted the belt bc i loved the triple darts in the front and wanted to show them off.

a few more details and photos may be found here:
http://nouvellegamine.wordpress.com/2011/07/26/sewing-wedding-dress/

Material Notes

silk

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Bridal
Material
Silk

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    Nov 10, 2013, 07.38 PMby kelly botterill

    Hi, your dress is amazing. I am wanting to make my own wedding dress and love the look of yours. Do you know how I could get hold of the pattern as I can’t seem to find it online.

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    Jun 26, 2013, 10.39 PMby MsMo001

    Your wedding dress is absolutely stunning! I have been searching for this pattern for a while. If I send you an email, would you be able to send me the scanned copy you have?

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      Jun 26, 2013, 10.47 PMby nouvellegamine

      sure! :)
      I’ll check my spam folder too. Sometimes things get lost in there.

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    Apr 2, 2013, 09.29 PMby adribog

    OMG – I am so in love with this dress – can you please send me the pattern too??? I just emailed you also :))

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    Jan 22, 2013, 02.44 AMby Noel Fry

    This dress is so goregous and i desperately want to make it for my wedding but cannot get ahold of this pattern anywhere….is there any way you would be willing to send it to me?

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    Aug 2, 2012, 05.17 AMby dawnbarton5099

    The dress is indeed beautiful! You did a fantastic job. I’m looking for a pattern for my daughter’s wedding in 6 weeks and this one seems just perfect. If you would be so kind to please share the pattern again, I’d be very grateful! Thank you! BTW happy anniversary.

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    May 23, 2012, 05.50 PMby carottesauvage

    Hum!! love this dress!!!! pattern swap? :)

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      May 24, 2012, 03.23 PMby nouvellegamine

      i scanned it a year or so ago. would you like me to email it to you?

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      May 24, 2012, 08.05 PMby carottesauvage

      Oh thanks That would be great!

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    Feb 1, 2012, 10.36 PMby Vanessa Leigh

    I love this pattern. Beautiful execution I love that you used the silk. You look amazing!

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    Dec 6, 2011, 10.31 PMby melbonv

    Hello You ;) Your dress is just magic… And you looked so happy together… If by any chance you find the time to scan the model for me I would the most grateful happy sewer… On this plead, All the best for your beloved and married life ;)

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      May 25, 2012, 05.11 PMby nouvellegamine

      i’m so sorry, i just noticed this comment. i think Burdastyle might have been having activity issues & i missed it. Would you still like me to send you the pattern?

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    Aug 6, 2011, 07.54 AMby urbandon

    Wonderful! My sister made her wedding dress and I think that making them makes them one hundred times more beautiful and traditional.

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      Aug 7, 2011, 12.57 AMby nouvellegamine

      thank you! it definitely felt personal to make my dress, even from a commercial pattern, just like my grandma had done back in the 40s :)

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    Aug 3, 2011, 02.55 AMby susanne2011

    Your dress is absolutely stunning, I love it so much! I have been looking for a cool dress pattern for a wedding dress for a long time and this one is absolutely fabulous. You did an awesome job.

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      Aug 3, 2011, 06.18 AMby nouvellegamine

      thank you!

      i don’t think they have it for sale on the german website. i have the burda page itself scanned if you need it.

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    Aug 1, 2011, 06.47 AMby sophienissirios

    This is a beautiful dress and it looks stunning on you. You look beautiful :-)

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    Jul 28, 2011, 12.47 PMby Danielle MacIndoe

    It’s beautiful and suits you perfectly!

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      Jul 28, 2011, 06.03 PMby nouvellegamine

      thank you! it was really exciting to sew too :)

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    Jul 28, 2011, 05.15 AMby Ruffles Gazebo

    the fabric you used and the way you styled this makes it look like gold in comparison to the orignal pictures! youve done a fantastic job and look amazing!

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      Jul 28, 2011, 06.00 PMby nouvellegamine

      thank you :D

      btw- i love your kirsten dunst icon!

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    Jul 27, 2011, 07.40 PMby lanternwaste33

    Lovely!

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    Jul 27, 2011, 01.23 PMby Dee Durrant

    Such a beautiful dress….I wish I’d had the nerve to make my own (I chickened out and got a local steamstress to make it – although it isn’t my work I’ll have to post pictures of it – I did design the style so maybe I’ll get away with posting pics!). The colour of your material is just dreamy with your skin tone – you looked amazing!

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      Jul 28, 2011, 06.02 PMby nouvellegamine

      you should post it, or if you have a blog post it on there. if you designed it i bet peple would still like to see it :)

      and thank you :D

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    Jul 27, 2011, 06.51 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    what a great dress and a lovely couple! you did a wonderful job with your weddingdress and i like it much more, than the original model looked like!

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    Jul 27, 2011, 05.53 AMby SuseSews

    Great dress. You look so beautiful in it! Even better than the model!

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      Jul 28, 2011, 06.03 PMby nouvellegamine

      lol! thanks, it was my wedding day so i’m sure i was having a better time than the poor model ;D

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    Jul 27, 2011, 03.01 AMby loyl8

    beautiful

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    Jul 27, 2011, 02.38 AMby poppykettle

    What a fabulous job – may you both have many more happy years together :)

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      Jul 27, 2011, 03.04 AMby nouvellegamine

      thank you. it’s been wonderful so far :D

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    Jul 27, 2011, 12.48 AMby gillthecat

    just the NICEST wedding dress ive seen in ages stunning just more fab than fab love it too much is wonderfull

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      Jul 27, 2011, 03.10 AMby nouvellegamine

      thank you so much. it was a pleasure to sew! i felt a little cinderellaish when i first put it on :)

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    Jul 26, 2011, 09.50 PMby Lucha Suarez

    This is so beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you did an amazing job! what a dream dress!!!!!

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      Jul 27, 2011, 03.09 AMby nouvellegamine

      thank you! it was a dream day :D

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    Jul 26, 2011, 09.30 PMby freakusbzzz

    The fabric is stunning. Your dress doesn’t look home made at all.

    I am going to try hunt down this edition of burda so I can make the dress (not in white though).

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      Jul 27, 2011, 03.08 AMby nouvellegamine

      thank you :D

      if you can’t find it i may be able to scan the pattern for you.

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    Jul 26, 2011, 09.04 PMby tamezdc

    Adorable dress!

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    Jul 26, 2011, 08.56 PMby domestic-divaonline

    Happy Anniversary! Love your dress. Like you, I’m drawn to the tripple darts. And the champagne fabric is absolutely divine! Congratulations and thanks for sharing!

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      Jul 27, 2011, 03.06 AMby nouvellegamine

      thank you :) the fabric was challenging at first to work with bc it was slippery!

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    Jul 26, 2011, 08.55 PMby mojo elgin

    Your dress is verrry pretty! Nice job! I like the long, unbroken lines of the dress. Good idea to skip the belt.

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      Jul 27, 2011, 03.12 AMby nouvellegamine

      thank you! the long silhouette felt very 1930ish!

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    Jul 26, 2011, 08.49 PMby lennert

    Really nice, you look absolutely stunning…

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    Jul 26, 2011, 08.34 PMby flowergirl22

    oooooooohhh wooooooow,, so nice ,, he is a bit of a dish,, good for you congrats on your annyversay (in advance)

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      Jul 27, 2011, 03.05 AMby nouvellegamine

      thank you! i think he’s quite a dish too :D

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    Jul 26, 2011, 07.59 PMby sseahra

    Your dress is stunning, you did a fantastic job. I agree with your decision to omit the belt, I prefer your version with the darts visible. Aaah gorgeous!

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      Jul 27, 2011, 03.06 AMby nouvellegamine

      thank you :) i’m always drawn to fun vintage details like plural darts, pin tucks, or ruching.

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