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chipi wedding dress

Added Mar 10, 2009

by carma358

Baltimore, Maryl...






The inspiration for this dress was a Vera Wang dress, I loved the idea of two tones of tulle and a splash of color. The biggest headache with not using a pattern was having to go through so much invisible thread to try and get the gathered areas to lay properly. Oh, and I also made the cake toppers complete with coordinating bride and groom outfits.. probably my favorite part!




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    Mar 1, 2010, 03.35 AMby moonsilkcookiesface

    Amazing __

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    Apr 22, 2009, 03.56 AMby pining-for-oomph

    Stunning… and quite inspiring!

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    Mar 12, 2009, 09.53 AMby smvphotography

    oh it’s sooo beautiful. congratulations! i have to remember to use tulle more often, it’s just such a spectacular material. the gathering looks perfect and the cake toppers are certainly a much needed awesome accessory

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    Mar 12, 2009, 05.30 AMby mirela

    just leaving a speechless comment, cause I like this…a lot!

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    Mar 12, 2009, 03.06 AMby catmagalhaes

    so lovely and beautiful! Congratulations on your dress which is amazing and cheers on your weeding. May you be happy forever!

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    Mar 11, 2009, 09.35 PMby nattyjane

    Absolutely gorgeous! And I love the cake toppers too.

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    Mar 11, 2009, 06.51 PMby cicaktoes


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    Mar 11, 2009, 06.45 PMby dressdummy

    Sigh. So very, very beautiful! I love the simple elegance, and that amazing flow from the back. Also that you used blush tulle and the black waist band.

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    Mar 11, 2009, 09.21 AMby carma358

    Thanks for the great feedback, I really appreciate it! I’m not sure what Bride Wars is, but the inspiration dress was very similar to the one I made, a friend of mine actually found the image for me, I’m not sure where she got it, I just think I remember her saying it was Vera Wang. As for how long it took to make, I’m not quite sure, I worked on it here and there, whenever I had the house to myself. It really wasn’t terribly complicated though, the shell is all one off white-stretchy material and once I had that made it was just a matter of bunching the tulle up properly, hope that answers questions!

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    Mar 11, 2009, 09.10 AMby susanne2011

    Beautiful! I love the contrasting black waistband!

    How long did it take you to make this?

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    Mar 11, 2009, 08.07 AMby onlysonly

    Gorgeous! No one would ever know it was handmade! Very nice work, and kudos for simplicity!

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    Mar 11, 2009, 07.57 AMby lunatepetal

    whoa! just beautiful!

    i love the cake toppers too :)

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    Mar 11, 2009, 05.35 AMby teamydear

    That dress is gorgeous! Congratulations to the newlyweds :)

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    Mar 11, 2009, 05.20 AMby sewella

    It’s stunning!

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    Mar 11, 2009, 05.10 AMby jobell


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    Mar 11, 2009, 04.24 AMby pitocia

    I really love the idea of making your own wedding dress.This dress looks so simple and stylish.

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    Mar 11, 2009, 02.35 AMby marijapo

    Was the Vera Wang dress from “Bride wars” your motivation?

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    Mar 11, 2009, 02.30 AMby ichigogirl

    I LOVE it, gorgeous dress. It’s very simple in style but the tulle and the gathered bustice makes it SO special.

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    Mar 10, 2009, 10.47 PMby abarefoot


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    Mar 10, 2009, 09.13 PMby erinrx2

    Your dress is beautiful! It looks very simple and elegant. Congratulations on your big day!

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