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The wedding dress project

Added May 17, 2011

by cynthia-1

Wollongong, Aust...

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Description

I designed, drafted and sewed this wedding dress for my wedding last year. There was a lot of blood, sweat and tears but it was creative fun at the same time.

The bodice is based on miasu’s Contour Bust Dress tutorial, however I also added boning and lining. The skirt I drafted from scratch and I also included a short train. I deliberately made the train short (it’s only 1.5m) to minimise the risk of tripping and the amount of worry and bother associated with a long train. I sewed horsehair braid into the hem to support shape of the train. Working with the delicate corded lace was the trickiest part.

Although it was a stressful few months, I really loved working on my wedding dress!

(Note: Husband did not want his image posted, so not the best selection of photos)

Material Notes

Ivory satin from Tesutti Fabrics; Ivory corded French lace with scalloped edging; Lining; Lace for straps; Invisible zipper; Horsehair braid; Boning; Interfacing,

Difficulty

Advanced

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Bridal
Material
Lace/Sequins, Satin

Credits

Photography
Make-up and hair

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    Jan 14, 2013, 03.51 PMby ladytap

    Stunning!!! You are very talented!

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    Jul 8, 2012, 11.01 AMby leokadia

    Ein wundervolles Kleid für eine sehr hübsche Frau! Viele glückliche Jahre für euch beide!!

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    Mar 11, 2012, 02.41 PMby Ljiljan

    The dress look amazing on you !

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    Dec 29, 2011, 07.29 PMby Maira Rocha

    OMG beautiful dress, I want to make my own like that! just simple and perfect ! congrats

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    Sep 14, 2011, 05.44 PMby patti-r

    Absolutely Beautiful, Love your choice of fabrics!!!!

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    Aug 5, 2011, 01.13 PMby mbrizz

    Beautiful! Well done!

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    Jun 4, 2011, 02.57 AMby inaida

    This is just AMAZING!!!!! great work beauty!!!! I LOVE this dress!!!!

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    Jun 1, 2011, 10.41 AMby Rikki Cade Battle

    this dress is beautiful, i love it,it fits you relay well and you look lovey in it. well done

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    May 23, 2011, 06.42 PMby kaitw

    That is a lovely dress! Great job… and congratulations!

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    May 21, 2011, 02.06 PMby kazoir

    NOICE

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    May 21, 2011, 05.00 AMby pambox

    that is a gorgeous wedding dress

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    May 20, 2011, 07.26 AMby Tokie Ang

    u did great!! love da wedding dress^^

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      May 21, 2011, 02.22 AMby cynthia-1

      Thanks to all for all your lovely comments.
      We had a fantastic day!

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    May 20, 2011, 05.16 AMby pattysimone

    Gorgeous!!! I know working on wedding dresses is stressful, but it turned out beautiful, the fit is fantastic and what a wonderful memory and heirloom you now have. Congrats to your creativity!!!

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    May 19, 2011, 11.40 AMby designerroya

    Woah! It’s gorgeous! You deserve it! Great job! :D

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    May 19, 2011, 10.51 AMby wonderlandalys

    Amazing! I love the lace overlay.

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    May 18, 2011, 07.57 PMby jamber

    This is so beautiful, you look amazing in it!

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    May 18, 2011, 07.14 PMby Olivia Anne

    very flattering, you did a great job

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    May 18, 2011, 06.50 PMby tirrs

    its looks so great on you

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    May 18, 2011, 02.19 AMby secondbedroom

    Wow, this is so impressive. The fit is amazing!

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    May 17, 2011, 11.39 PMby shibbybean

    Absolutely lovely. Congratulations to you both :)

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    May 17, 2011, 03.05 PMby leeloe

    very beautiful! you looked stunning :)

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    May 17, 2011, 03.01 PMby ichigogirl

    Very beautiful, great work!

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    May 17, 2011, 02.43 PMby max

    You are a beautiful bride and your dress is amazing! Love the back and the train. I know what you mean about the blood, sweat and tears but it’s all worth it in the end.
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    May 17, 2011, 02.28 PMby alicolette

    I love it!! what a great fit! and the back is gorgeous! PS I love the lace overlay!

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