Obligatory Bridemaid Dress

Added Feb 23, 2014

by lumierie

Taguig, Philippines

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Description

First attempt at sewing a gown! I made my own bridesmaid dress for a friend’s wedding.I used 2 types of fabric, Chiffon over Satin as per the Bride’s request. I followed the “bodice” part of the Sweetheart pattern, but changed the skirt into a circle skirt for ease of movement and to hide my lovehandles. This is relatively easy to sew but became time consuming because of all the basting needed to keep the 2 fabrics secure and aligned. I used iron-on fusible interfacing to stabilize the armhole/sleeves, and neckline.

I made a total of 3 bodices, first one was using the actual fabric, I got the fit all wrong, so I made a second one in muslin to adjust the fit, and finally the third and final one w/ the proper fit.

Primarily rage driven because the gown I had commissioned a month ago came back with so many problems and the bridal shop never got the fit right despite havin it returned a few times, so I made my own from scratch

Material Notes

- Chiffon
- Satin

  • the 2 fabrics are sewn together as per the bride’s instruction, “chiffon over satin”

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Bridal
Material
Chiffon, Satin

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