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1950s Wedding Dress

Added Jul 31, 2012

by sweetiepieba...

Chicago, Illinoi...






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My friend wanted a 1950s style dress. Tea length is what she told me. I really wanted to create something for her that made her feel like a princess. It is so important for a girl to feel the most beautiful as she has ever felt, on her wedding day. (I think I succeeded in that.)

I created this dress for her using a v-neck bodice, mid drift panel and rouched waist band. The skirt was gathered with bias strip flowers. For each flower, I cut a bias strip, gathered it, pressed it, then formed the flower working concentrically, from the outside in. I pinned the outer shape and sewed down the center of the bias strip on the machine. After the entire skirt was covered, I gathered the skirt and attached it to the waist to finish the dress. After I put the zipper in, I went in and added the few in the back that were near the zipper. I didn’t want there to be a seam in the flowers so for those, I had to attach them by hand. Yes, they took a long long time, but very worth it. I would do it again. I really love this dress.




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    Aug 6, 2012, 01.58 AMby bluesassy20

    beautiful dress, cute shoes. You look lovely, congrats and good job!

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    Aug 2, 2012, 11.32 AMby freakusbzzz

    Fab detail. it’s gorgeous.

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    Aug 1, 2012, 10.23 AMby fashionfreek

    You should be proud. Your friend looks lovely in her dress and the details look beautiful on the dress.:-D

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    Jul 31, 2012, 10.55 PMby malinfjell

    This is just amazing! Love the skirt part, with the flowers! The bride looks absolutely wonderful! :)

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    Jul 31, 2012, 10.17 PMby skeeler

    Totally awesome!! I love the red petticoat to go with her bouquet. She looks wonderful.

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    Jul 31, 2012, 07.48 PMby Mary Athey

    what a stunning dress and.your friend looked beautiful on her wedding day xx

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    Jul 31, 2012, 07.41 PMby Dawnqirl

    The detail on the skirt is amazing, a beautiful dress, and a beautiful bride. Well done!

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