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Ceylon Engagement Dress

Added Nov 26, 2011

by zuro

Louisville, Kent...






This dress was probably the most complex dress I have put together so far— but it was a dream to make (even with all those little pieces and all those buttons)! I wanted to wear a vintage inspired dress for my engagement photos, and (after no having any luck finding one I liked and could afford) decided to make one myself using fabric I had purchased a year and a half ago. I hurried through this in about a week, and was still fixing buttons the morning of my engagement shoot :) I think with black tights, this will also be a perfect dress to wear to Christmas parties this year!

Material Notes

Pattern: Ceylon by Colette Patterns




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type

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    Jan 4, 2012, 02.07 AMby wardrobe-cat

    Such stunning work. Espically for a rush job. Well done. Oh, and congrats.

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    Nov 28, 2011, 07.36 PMby Romanssi

    lovely dress

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    Nov 27, 2011, 06.31 AMby leahfranqui

    So beautiful! Congratulations on your engagement!

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    Nov 27, 2011, 12.05 AMby violetsky

    Fantastic photos, and both the dress and fiance are adorable.

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    Nov 26, 2011, 04.39 PMby LadyDanburry

    The collar is my favorite part. Congratulations on your engagement!

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    Nov 26, 2011, 04.32 PMby oldfashioned

    A lovely dress- this is next on my to do list! Cute cute photos too.

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    Nov 26, 2011, 03.35 PMby tigger0580

    I love you dress. It seems so comfortable. You did a great job

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    Nov 26, 2011, 11.51 AMby ecila

    You look adorable!! This color suits you! Lovely pictures!

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    Nov 26, 2011, 09.44 AMby laikadoll

    Eek! I love this dress, I bought the pattern last year but still haven’t touched it! I don’t want to cut it because their packaging and paper is just too beautiful!

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      Nov 26, 2011, 06.20 PMby zuro

      I know the feeling— I looove her patterns!

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      Nov 27, 2011, 12.05 AMby violetsky

      Take time and trace it out on to baking parchment. It’s well worth the effort.

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    Nov 26, 2011, 04.24 AMby LaraGa

    This is such a cute dress. Nice work!

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    Nov 26, 2011, 01.53 AMby schnui

    You look so happy and beautiful in your lovely dress and I am sure your fiance is very proud of you. You will have start planning on making your wedding dress now!!!

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