Silk Bridesmids dresses with pleated cummerbund

Added May 27, 2010

by squirrellypoo

London, United K...

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Both bridesmaids dresses for my September wedding are now finished! Since I’m sewing both of these plus my own gown, I stipulated that these had to be knit so that I could sew them early and my girls could feel free to gain or lose a few pounds without too much last-minute alterations hassle.

Read way way more about the process of making these plus a ton of details photos by going to FehrTrade.com

Material Notes

For both dresses I used 100% silk jersey from Classic Textiles on Goldhawk Road, plus silk satin (charmeuse) for the cummerbund & cummerbund lining from the same shop, plus mauve lingerie tricot from Fabrics-n-Stuff.co.uk for lining the bodice and skirt.

When we went fabric shopping last year, I told the girls they could choose any colours they wanted from the available silk jersey at Classic Textiles, so long as it wasn’t white or black, and they couldn’t choose the same colour (to avoid looking “wedding colour”y matchy-matchy, eww). As it turned out, they chose within 10 seconds of seeing the swatches – P chose deep purple and found an exact match in silk satin, and G chose a pale silver jersey with a peachy/pinky/salmon silk satin. And considering that the fabric bill for these came under £100, I don’t think we’ve done too badly at all!

Difficulty

Intermediate

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Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Bridal, Classic, Evening Wear, Romantic
Material
Knits/Jersey, Satin, Silk

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    May 28, 2010, 08.27 AMby anajan

    Well done Melissa! The dresses are lovely, and neatly executed! Can’t wait to see the wedding photos. :)

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    May 28, 2010, 02.50 AMby thecuriouskiwi

    I’ve been following this epic sew and it’s great to see the end result, I look forward to pictures with the girls in them later on. The cummerbunds are very nice, love the colours they chose and the contrast, great job. I am going to make my wedding dress too, for my January wedding, but I couldn’t imagine making bridesmaids dresses too! Your bravery inspires me :)

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