Final Wedding Dress for My Sister

Added Aug 28, 2013

by Marusya Grace

South Bend, Unit...

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This is the wedding dress I built for my sister. Her wedding was last Sunday. It was an intimate ceremony in a small Ukrainian Catholic Chapel and reception at our parent’s house. Overall I was very pleased with the dress! My sister’s style is simple & comfortable (and she usually shops for unique items or details). So with this said, I think I captured her style in this dress.

She decided to do separates: a silk and lace skirt with a silk top (she wanted to wear the pieces again).
I made the top a few days before the wedding! I was stuck on what to do for the top. I was afraid of creating a top that looked too casual.
Then on Tuesday (before the wedding), I received BurdaStyle in the mail. I was EXTREMELY excited when I saw Dress 109B. I thought the top of the dress was exactly what I was looking for!!! (It had the cap sleeves I was looking for!) The unique sleeves added a unique detail and elegance to the outfit!

You can read more about the story of the couple and preparing for the wedding on my blog at www.marusyamarusya.com

More pictures are on my blog and we will continue to post more pictures of the day (and other dresses) as the photographer (my sister) edits photos.

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Season
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Classic, Evening Wear, Mod
Material
Lace/Sequins, Silk

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    Oct 21, 2013, 05.44 PMby cathysews

    What a nice sister you are! The dress is fabulous…

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    Sep 12, 2013, 07.09 AMby mokosha

    i love that you made separates rather than a dress.. and that top really looks amazing..

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    Sep 11, 2013, 04.31 PMby yenny lee

    So lovely! U did great job :D

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    Sep 11, 2013, 06.32 AMby sunriseruby

    Fantastic weeding dress. Each piece is unique and they fit together so perfectly! Love the idea of wearing the top again after.

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      Sep 11, 2013, 04.48 PMby Marusya Grace

      Thanks! Yes she was excited about wearing the top again!

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    Sep 10, 2013, 10.49 PMby briaboo2008

    Absolutely stunning- both the dress and the newly weds :)

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    Sep 3, 2013, 08.38 AMby baka-pepica

    amazing!

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    Sep 3, 2013, 08.38 AMby baka-pepica

    amazing!

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    Sep 2, 2013, 07.56 AMby 1sewingprincess

    Gorgeous! I really love it. She looks stunning. What issue was it?

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      Sep 2, 2013, 05.06 PMby Marusya Grace

      Thanks! 9/2013 Dress 109B
      I used the top portion of that dress pattern.

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    Sep 1, 2013, 02.23 PMby eclectickid

    Beautiful dress! I am making my daughter’s dress, and she wants something similar. What type of silk did you use? Silk charmeuse doesn’t seem heavy enough. Did you use a double-faced charmeuse or a 4-ply? Thanks!

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      Sep 2, 2013, 05.06 PMby Marusya Grace

      Thank you! I’m not entirely positive but I’m pretty sure it’s 4-ply.

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    Aug 31, 2013, 08.43 PMby sallybrown

    Gorgeous ! Very elegant dress !

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    Aug 31, 2013, 07.29 AMby Deeba007

    Beatiful ! :-)

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    Aug 30, 2013, 09.26 PMby Karen Jackson

    This is lovely. I bet your sister was so happy you made her wedding outfit. A lovely gift. It is beautiful.

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      Aug 31, 2013, 01.28 PMby Marusya Grace

      Yes she was very thankful! Thank you!

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    Aug 30, 2013, 07.35 PMby camelia db

    Gorgeous!!

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    Aug 30, 2013, 05.49 PMby bwlowry1

    This is beautiful! Well done! And love her hair.. she makes a gorgeous bride!

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      Aug 31, 2013, 01.28 PMby Marusya Grace

      My younger sister did the hair and make-up. She did a great job with it and finishing the entire look :)
      Thanks!

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    Aug 30, 2013, 02.57 AMby pictureit17

    Gorgeous and unique dress! Excellent job!

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      Aug 31, 2013, 01.26 PMby Marusya Grace

      Thanks! I’ll have pictures of the other dresses up soon!

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    Aug 29, 2013, 11.36 PMby puffinlove

    As soon as I saw this, I was peering at the sleeves, thinking “oh look, that’s those interesting sleeves like in the new Burda”! You must have been relieved to have finally found inspiration, but two long evenings of hand sewing at the last minute – phew, well done! Your sister looks beautiful in her ensemble, you did a brilliant job!

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      Aug 31, 2013, 01.25 PMby Marusya Grace

      I’m still exhausted from the last minute sewing! And I’m so lucky I received the BurdaStyle Magazine because I was stuck on what to do for the top! Phew and thank you Burda :)

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    Aug 29, 2013, 08.38 PMby Madcinderella

    Lovely!!!! I love it :D

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    Aug 29, 2013, 03.35 PMby slmnstyle

    So beautiful and elegant! I love the seperates idea for her wedding gown. She looks amazing and you did a wonderful job for your sister. That is such a lovely and special gift to give her!

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      Aug 31, 2013, 01.23 PMby Marusya Grace

      Thank you! I’m so glad it turned out!

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    Aug 29, 2013, 03.08 PMby tejka

    awesome dress. it makes me wanna marry too:)

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      Aug 29, 2013, 03.19 PMby Marusya Grace

      Thanks! haha same here :)

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    Aug 29, 2013, 02.11 PMby Gurtlamorous

    GORGEOUS

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    Aug 29, 2013, 01.58 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Gorgeous!! Fantastic job – well done :) it was a good idea to make a set instead of a dress :)

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    Aug 29, 2013, 01.46 PMby fashionfreek

    Really lovely:-D

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    Aug 29, 2013, 12.00 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    Wonderful dress: elegant and modern with pure lines and it is well-balanced both in proportions of skirt and bodice and embellishment of the lace skirt that is pretty enough to make your sisiter a princess. Very nice style and job!

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    Aug 29, 2013, 08.56 AMby liliv-1

    It’s perfect!! The skirt is marvellous and for the top you made a very clever choice of pattern!

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    Aug 29, 2013, 08.32 AMby rachp

    This is very beautiful.

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    Aug 29, 2013, 07.28 AMby Mary Athey

    The dress is gorgeous and you did a beautiful job making this. Your sister looked stunning in her dress. I’m sure you both felt so proud. you for making it and your sis for wearing it. Fab sewing marusyamarusya x

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    Aug 29, 2013, 03.23 AMby joelle1112

    Beautiful dress! (and couple, too!)

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      Aug 29, 2013, 01.17 PMby Marusya Grace

      Thanks and yes they are :)

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