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Polka Dot Wedding Dress

Added Mar 6, 2014

by Ariana Marti...

San Francisco, C...






My civil ceremony was this past Monday 3~3~14!!! Since sewing is my passion (besides my two kids & now husband!!) I knew sewing my wedding dress was the only way to go!

Also, I truly hate trying to make my body fit department store sizing!

I drafted the bust from a 80’s inspired Butterick pattern I have had since high school and the skirt was drafted as a circle skirt. The dress is fully lined.

The over “shirt” was based off of a pictured I pinned that lead to this link:

To be honest the only thing i used from the pin was the image. I felt as good as the tutorial is it needs to be cleaned up just a little bit.
The basic idea of the shawl/over shirt is a square , anf in the middle of that square you create a neck line of your choosing, then add a bias strip to the front to be tied first and a wider strip in the back to be tied forward.

Material Notes

Satin, shear polka dots with a light stretch, under lining and tulle to add volume.




Spring, Winter
Garment Type
Bridal, Classic, Vintage
Blends, Knits/Jersey, Satin, Tulle


shawl / over shirt

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    Mar 7, 2014, 05.30 PMby renepassion

    Wow! Its pretty.

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    Mar 7, 2014, 12.26 PMby nrobson

    good job, its sweet!

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    Mar 7, 2014, 06.21 AMby _ Threadie

    This a great wedding outfit ! I love that you used a “plumetis” for your overshirt !

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