Dolphins Swimming in Lace - Tiered, Tea-Length Wedding Gown

Added Sep 23, 2013

by kaeyt

Vancouver, Canada

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I wanted to make my own wedding dress and I loved the patterns on burdastyle. But I had a hard time picking one, and decided to combine two different patterns together. It was a crazy mission but in the end I loved my dress and it was totally worth all the work (and only cost $100 worth of fabric)…

Material Notes

I variated some from what the pattern suggested, but only because my shop didn’t carry the specific fabrics. Instead of embroidered white organza I used plain. I used a silk-taffeta type material for the underskirt, that was even more stiff than taffeta and I loved it. I used asatin-georgette type fabric for the lining that was soft and a tiny bit stretchy. The best part was choosing the lace. I had randomly picked up a lace with dolphins and lighthouses on it and decided to try it for the bodice. It was so funny because the dolphins were swimming upside down because that’s the only direction that would work. It made the dress extra unique and made me and everyone love it even more – especially because the wedding was by the ocean. I was also just experimenting with the pattern and used a thick, kind of shiny, cotton fabric for the bodice (like curtain material), instead of satin. I ended up liking it so much I just used it for the end project and it was perfect. I loved that I had incorporated curtain material into my wedding dress too…

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Bridal, Romantic
Material
Cotton, Blends, Lace/Sequins, Organza, Satin, Silk, Taffeta, Tulle

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    Sep 26, 2013, 03.57 AMby MojoHollz

    So unique and lovely! The back is gorgeous and the dolphins are really sweet. Great job!

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    Sep 24, 2013, 02.48 PMby kihli

    Wonderful!

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    Sep 23, 2013, 07.35 PMby kisses

    Stunning

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    Sep 23, 2013, 06.55 PMby Matidie

    This back is really beautiful. Congrats !

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    Sep 23, 2013, 06.14 PMby mixtlii

    Very pretty, and the back is absolutely lovely. Congratulations on your wedding!

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      Sep 23, 2013, 06.40 PMby kaeyt

      Thank you!!!

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