My wedding gown: A romantic fit and flare gown with delicate...

Added Nov 11, 2012

by alisondahl

Brooklyn, New Yo...

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I haven’t posted much since I left the BurdaStyle team last February to pursue my clothing line, Dahl NYC, full-time, so I thought it was time to share my favorite project since-my wedding! Designing and sewing my wedding gown was an aspect of wedding planning I truly relished. I have to say it was the most rewarding project I’ve ever taken on. A wedding can be the ultimate fashion show: you walk down the aisle (or grass in my case) and all eyes are upon you and your wedding party. I asked seven of my lady friends & family to be my maids and created all of their bridesmaids dresses, as well as the flower girls’. It was a lot to take on, but such a special experience, and I used the designs as a catalyst to launch a new collection.

My gown: I draped the gown pattern entirely on a dress form and learned how to create circular ruffles for the skirt—a nifty technique of cutting out circular strips of fabric to create a fluttering ruffle which is not gathered. Cut from silky stretch charmeuse, the bodice hugs your curves while allowing for movement and comfortability. Vintage tulle with delicate beading was attached to the bodice—for that “something old” feel. The skirt is cut from luxurious mushroom-pleated chiffon with light blush and ivory circular ruffles that cascade downwards, fluttering as you move.

Material Notes

Bodice: Silk stretch charmeuse, vintage beaded tulle. Skirt: Silk mushroom pleated chiffon. Ruffles: Silk organza

Difficulty

Advanced

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Categories

Season
Spring, Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Bohemian, Evening Wear, Romantic
Material
Organza, Silk

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    Dec 10, 2012, 07.10 PMby sala22

    Very beautiful! Glad to hear from you again!

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    Dec 10, 2012, 06.17 PMby carottesauvage

    Gorgeous!

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    Nov 18, 2012, 09.55 AMby Amanda Loschiavo

    loveeee

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    Nov 13, 2012, 10.58 PMby wzrdreams

    Really lovely. Congrats Alison!

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      Nov 18, 2012, 10.12 PMby alisondahl

      Thanks wzrdreams—hope you’ve been well & inspired!

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    Nov 13, 2012, 02.16 PMby alicewang

    What a beautiful bride!

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    Nov 13, 2012, 01.37 PMby laurertheexplorer

    Beautiiful! Congrats!!

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    Nov 13, 2012, 12.25 AMby brisehuus

    Great dress.

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    Nov 12, 2012, 08.52 PMby kogogo

    So beautiful… Cheers to the shameless romantic!

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    Nov 12, 2012, 02.30 PMby tzyg0nka

    Gorgeous dress, gorgeous bride

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    Nov 12, 2012, 02.30 PMby tzyg0nka

    Gorgeous dress, gorgeous bride

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    Nov 12, 2012, 12.16 PMby kisses

    Stunning!!!! well done….You look great

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    Nov 12, 2012, 10.54 AMby Jelena Mitic

    Absolutely stunning! I love the tight fit of your dress, it doesn’t seem so heavy like those classic wedding gowns and I really like the draping on the lower part. The bridesmaid’s’ dresses are a success too. Well done and thanks for sharing!

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    Nov 12, 2012, 10.54 AMby viaklave

    YOu look stunning!!!

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    Nov 12, 2012, 09.28 AMby Inga 888

    A very beautiful and unique dress! Congrats on the wedding :)

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    Nov 12, 2012, 08.46 AMby freakusbzzz

    Yeah Alison!

    Congrats on the mamoth sewing effort. And the wedding of course.

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      Nov 18, 2012, 10.13 PMby alisondahl

      Thanks so much! The hard work was well woth it. Hope you’re well!

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    Nov 12, 2012, 05.49 AMby peppit

    Congrats on your wedding. What a beautiful dress and how fit for a wedding set in such a romantic scenery, and if I may comment on the groom (poor grooms, they never get enough credit). Amazing styling! The best of luck on your new clothing line.

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      Nov 18, 2012, 10.14 PMby alisondahl

      Ahw, yes, the groom did a very good job with his outfit (which we bought at J-Crew) and he gave it his own spin. Thanks so much :)

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    Nov 12, 2012, 01.21 AMby mamamodista

    Your dress is absolutely beautiful and so are you! Congratulations and bravo! Thanks for sharing something so special with us all!

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    Nov 12, 2012, 12.26 AMby Mary Athey

    you look stunning in this dress. the photos are gorgeous as well. congrats on the wedding and your beautiful work x

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    Nov 11, 2012, 11.54 PMby skeeler

    Beautiful!!

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    Nov 11, 2012, 10.39 PMby byVA

    Fantastic!!!!

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