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Olivia's Wedding Gown

Added Aug 29, 2011

by littleladyluxe

Kyneton, Central...






I created my wedding gown based on Vogue pattern V8615, and the skirt was from a vintage Butterick pattern B4919. The fabric is a dupion silk in antique cream (or ‘ecru’). I cut the silk on the bias which resulted in the gorgeous shine and contrast picked up in the photos. The panel on the bottom was a nightmare to cut and fit but i put some weight in it with heavy interfacing which helped the fabric to drop nicely and form neat folds. The skirt is a full circle and took hours to hem by hand but was amazing to dance in! The waist band was a piece of gorgeous beading that i hand stitched along the waist seam.

Material Notes

Dupion silk.

Pattern V8615


Pattern B4919





Garment Type

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    Dec 10, 2012, 08.19 PMby Inga 888

    Stunning dress for a beautiful bride :)

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    Oct 31, 2012, 01.53 AMby Marusya Grace

    Gorgeous dress! Classic and chic.

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    Sep 21, 2011, 11.46 AMby nessys

    Wow – I am in complete awe of you for making your own dress (I made 3 bridesmaids dresses and it nearly killed me!). You look beautiful in it! It is so lovely, elegant and modest (I’m a huge fan of a modest wedding dress after having seen more flesh than I would care for over the years!) I am sure it was so worth the effort and is something you will treasure (both the memories and the dress) forever. Wishing every happiness for you, your man and your family.

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    Aug 30, 2011, 07.37 PMby brisehuus

    This is adorable. Beautiful!

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    Aug 30, 2011, 05.05 PMby peaches2218

    This is quite possibly the most beautiful wedding dress I have ever seen. You looked wonderful! I hope your husband was left positively speechless.

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      Sep 1, 2011, 12.12 AMby littleladyluxe

      Thankyou so much, what a compliment!! Steve loved me dress.. although he had said previously I could walk up the aisle in my pyjamas and he’d still marry me so there was no pressure there :) Thanks again.

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      Sep 1, 2011, 01.53 AMby peaches2218

      That makes me smile. You really looked spectacular, and the classic styling of this dress is something that will NEVER go out of style. With some small personal touches, you could pass this down to any girl in your family lucky enough to have your figure when she gets married.

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    Aug 30, 2011, 11.16 AMby Dee Durrant

    A very elegant dress – congrats on making that and also your wedding.

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    Aug 29, 2011, 08.01 PMby Deborah Zimmerman

    Congratulations on your marriage and on making a beautiful gown. The little girl looks adorable, too. Did you make her outfit?

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      Sep 1, 2011, 12.13 AMby littleladyluxe

      Thanks Deborah, I did make my stepdaughters dress although she was more in love with the bolero jacket (which i didn’t make!) so it’s hard to see the dress! I’ll post a proper picture when i get more photos back.

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    Aug 29, 2011, 04.28 PMby tamezdc

    Very elegant!

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    Aug 29, 2011, 02.54 PMby Renée Wagemans

    I hope you and your husband will be very happy. Your dress is fantastic, so beautiful!

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    Aug 29, 2011, 12.30 PMby ilksen bahşi

    very simple wedding dress, it is look like house, work dressing dress. But I like because, fashionable and nice

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    Aug 29, 2011, 12.13 PMby cequimby

    Really beautiful! Congrats on your new marriage and your lovely dress!

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