My 1950's inspired Wedding

Added Nov 19, 2010

by agales

Cambridge, Unite...

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Description

These 1950’s inspired dresses were perfect for my bridesmaids. I had a beautiful country wedding and wanted to reflect the fun and enjoyment of the day through the dresses.

Material Notes

Ivory silk dupion for the dress, pale green silk dupion for the bow.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Bridal, Evening Wear, Romantic, Vintage
Material
Silk, Tulle

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    Feb 19, 2011, 04.06 AMby solsticefire

    Beautiful job! I love the effect of the petticoats!

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    Dec 8, 2010, 07.00 AMby littlemisssew

    loveeely!

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    Dec 4, 2010, 08.04 PMby katensew

    Hello and thanks for the info. Much as I’d like to make the petticoat really " outstanding " , so to speak !, I am going to be ballroom dancing and don’t want to make it to difficult for a partner to hold me !!. I made up a mock of the bodice and a friend helped with fitting and I made some adjustments. So now I am ready to cut it out. Thanks again for info and I have downloaded that link .

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    Dec 3, 2010, 05.55 PMby laceumbrella

    Congratulations! Gorgeous dresses – what lucky bridesmaids!

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    Dec 2, 2010, 07.09 AMby zaarissima

    the dresses are so beautiful! oh, sorry…Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Dec 2, 2010, 07.09 AMby ankaf

    My wedding was very similar and it was so hard to find the headpiece. Have a great honeymoon a wonderful life together!!!

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    Dec 2, 2010, 03.59 AMby Zane Tanqueco

    Congratulations on your wedding! You were a lovely bride and that dress looked amazing on you!

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    Dec 1, 2010, 07.57 PMby katensew

    Lovely and I have a question. I am making a 50’s style evening gown and want to make a net petticoat to go beneath — just like you have in these dresses ? I thought of a double layer of net made like the gypsy style skirts in my projects/ studio. Am I on the right track — I also plan to make a slip underneath so the net doesn’t " catch " my stockings. Hope for some advice or a link thanks.

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      Dec 2, 2010, 01.29 AMby likejersey

      You’re on the right track with the petticoat design. Look at the 50’s Petticoat pattern here on BurdaStyle (http://www.burdastyle.com/patterns/the-50s-petticoat) and if you want to make it extra poofy, look at the tv guide instructions for reproducing the Alice Lon Petticoat (http://www.pettipond.com/lon.htm)

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      Dec 2, 2010, 11.57 AMby agales

      Hi, yes you are on the right track, if you want to have extra umph in your skirt you can add a double or even tripple layers of netting to the bottom section. For the lining I used a full circle and made sure that it was quite a bit shorter than the finished dress. You can order them from http://honeypieboutique.co.uk/
      Hope this helps x

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    Dec 1, 2010, 05.42 PMby cantare

    Inspiration for simple yet elegant dresses for a similar wedding=success! They look lovely. Congrats too!

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    Dec 1, 2010, 12.58 PMby hdk100

    These dresses are wonderful! Congartulations!

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    Dec 1, 2010, 10.22 AMby margrietmg

    Pretty pretty pretty! Congratulations on your wedding. The dresses are wonderful!

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