long silk dress

Added Dec 25, 2010

by ladyjm

Szczecin, Poland




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A silk dress which I made for my wedding. It’s made of Italian silk – and believe me my hands were shaking when I was cutting it. I was totaly scared of spoiling anything. In the daylight the colour is more burgundy – like wine. I used an old Burda pattern (5/2008) but I had to seriously re-size it plus I modified the sleeves.
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Material Notes

Italian silk




Garment Type
Bridal, Evening Wear

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    Jan 17, 2013, 10.45 PMby jennedy

    I adore this dress. It is so beautiful!

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    Jan 2, 2013, 11.15 PMby nouvellegamine


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    Jan 2, 2013, 06.27 PMby ink

    Oh my gosh that fabric is exquisite and the dress is unbelievable…… STUNNING … So beautiful. Did you find the fabric online?

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    Feb 26, 2011, 10.29 AMby staciagoninon

    Hi there, did anyone find out what pattern this is? I’d love to try it out! Just beautiful.

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    Feb 25, 2011, 02.03 PMby sewykinka

    Beautiful dress! Pattern was published in Burda 03/2008 No. 116 German Issue and is based on a dress Wallis Simpson wore when she got married to Edward, former King of Great Britain, in 1937. Probably, it may be in a special issue of German Burda sytyle focusing on bridal wear. It is announced in the Burda style mag. 03/2011 that this issue will be published by the beginning of March. Let’s hope for the best.

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    Feb 23, 2011, 07.58 PMby carottesauvage

    Absolutely lovely! I have been planning to make blouse resembling this one but I can’t be bothered drafting it myself :)

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    Feb 23, 2011, 11.03 AMby bohemiannow

    Can I get obsessed with this dress? WOW Which pattern did you use?

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    Feb 23, 2011, 05.54 AMby simplyb

    which dress pattern did you use? A friend is getting married in a few months and this is EXACTLY what she’s looking for. It looks stunning on you! What a fantastic job you’ve done!

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    Feb 23, 2011, 03.09 AMby imogens

    Beautiful, unique, perfect, amazing! It’s like the world’s classiest maxi dress. You have left me seriously inspired! :)

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    Feb 22, 2011, 10.49 PMby Testosterone

    Wow!!!!! What a frock!

    That silk is amazing. Outstanding job!

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    Feb 22, 2011, 07.53 PMby margotkh

    Gorgeous!! What pattern did you use?

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    Feb 22, 2011, 05.47 PMby mixtlii

    So classy and elegant, I love the shape!

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    Feb 22, 2011, 05.31 PMby ladyjm

    Thx a lot 4 kind words :)

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    Feb 22, 2011, 03.47 PMby cambra

    This dress is so beautiful my heart started beating faster just looking at it! It fits you flawlessly and I would say is the perfect romantic touch for a wedding.

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    Feb 22, 2011, 02.20 PMby xanray

    That is absolutely stunning! VERY well done!

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    Feb 22, 2011, 02.11 PMby violetsky

    Truely beautiful.

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    Feb 22, 2011, 02.08 PMby lclausewitz

    Now are your hands still shaking at the thought of having to put on such a beautiful dress?

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    Feb 22, 2011, 01.38 PMby salvia

    It´s beautiful. I love the vintage flair.

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    Feb 22, 2011, 01.23 PMby mmaldonado

    So beautiful…and victorian-like =) love it!

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    Feb 22, 2011, 12.57 PMby Antisocialite

    The elegantly feminine silhouette makes for a sophisticated look. Your finish is very professional. Using high quality fabrics makes all the difference in creating beautiful garments and you have demonstrated this in making this dress. I love the sleeve/neckline combo.

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    Feb 22, 2011, 12.52 PMby cweeks

    That is AMAZING! Retro but new and Fab! Great job!

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    Feb 22, 2011, 11.45 AMby mollykatherine


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    Feb 22, 2011, 10.43 AMby jamber

    Really beautiful and the sleeves are gorgeous!

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    Feb 22, 2011, 09.34 AMby ophelia83

    Oh my… That is lovely!!! It almost looks like its made from a vintage pattern, from the 30s maybe. I would love to get my hands on that pattern:-)

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    Feb 22, 2011, 09.23 AMby squarespaff

    I’m in love!

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    Feb 22, 2011, 08.52 AMby onegoodapple

    utterly beautiful!

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