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A dress for my sister's wedding

Added Jul 16, 2010

by libbysharf

Tel Aviv, Israel






I was really terrified of making my own dress for my sister’s wedding, but after long long shopping trips, I just didn’t find anything I really like.
The pattern is Burda 09/08 #132.




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Bridal, Classic, Evening Wear

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    Dec 6, 2011, 08.11 AMby Tal Hilel

    Once again: simplicity and elegancy, the winning combination! You’ve done it again!

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    Jul 18, 2010, 05.14 AMby keren

    I have only one additional brother, and he’s 23… No weddings soon I think. Well, I can still sew plenty without having a special occasion… And anyway, I have more to learn before I am really good so that’s fine with me. You know that dress on the cover of the March 2010 magazine? Strapless, with the boning? I already bought beautiful paisley jacquard fabric for that. I haven’t ever made anything with boning. For now, though, I am making other stuff, before I get to that dress…

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      Jul 18, 2010, 05.26 AMby libbysharf

      I was planning to make that dress too. It is so beautiful!
      Well, I made a corset with boning about two years ago for a Wonder Woman custom. It will be easy for you, so… get started :-) I want to see the result!

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    Jul 17, 2010, 09.26 PMby jessicarachael

    You look beautiful! I love the length of the dress, it makes it look so glamorous.

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      Jul 18, 2010, 05.04 AMby libbysharf

      Thanks! well.. I was afraid it will make me stumble down, but everything went OK :-)

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    Jul 17, 2010, 03.44 PMby dobrotalivia

    Super dress! You look fantastic.

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    Jul 17, 2010, 10.19 AMby reumswicht

    WOW!!! I’m speechless!!!

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    Jul 17, 2010, 08.21 AMby red-lia

    Beautiful dress, and you look very comfortable in it. It’s funny, I joined this site because I plan to sew myself a dress too (for my brother’s wedding in 3 months)… You really inspire me!

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      Jul 18, 2010, 05.00 AMby libbysharf

      Thanks! have you got anything in mind? I was really happy after I succeeded to do it. Just to be a little less scared of doing it, I went to a private teacher and she helped me with the fitting. When I get married I’m sure going to make my own dress :-)

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      Jul 19, 2010, 06.01 AMby red-lia

      Don’t understand why i can’t reply to your reply. Yes, I plan to make the yellow Degrade dress from the latest Burda. I already have the fabric, but since it cost a small fortune, i plan to make a test first with another fabric, until i feel that my mojo is back…

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      Jul 19, 2010, 06.24 AMby libbysharf

      I also made a test before I started this one, and now this “test” is one of my favorite dresses. It’s a knee length, and made of cotton jersey. The sash is denim in contrasting color. I should actually post a photo of that dress….
      The yellow dress is beautiful! Are you going to do it in yellow as well?

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    Jul 17, 2010, 06.20 AMby jasmine77

    Stunning! Well Done :)

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    Jul 17, 2010, 05.39 AMby Erin E

    Gorgeous!! I especially love the length. So chic :)

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    Jul 17, 2010, 04.03 AMby mojo elgin

    you and your dress are gorgeous! you need not fear anything!

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    Jul 16, 2010, 06.11 PMby keren

    The dress is gorgeous and you look beautiful! I like your makeup. Great job on making a dress by yourself for such a big occasion! I thought I would do the same but my smart-ass brother got married overseas and there was no actual wedding celebration to go to… I wonder where you got that necklace. It looks like something I have, from Noa’le, which is the daughter of someone who goes to the ceramics class I go to.

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      Jul 18, 2010, 04.52 AMby libbysharf

      Thank you! Do you have other sisters/brothers who expect to get married soon? My cousin has engaged lately so I’m already planning the dress for the occasion. The necklace is from a designer in Neve Tsedek whose name I can’t remember…

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    Jul 16, 2010, 05.40 PMby laura oprea

    you look great! nice job!

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    Jul 16, 2010, 05.37 PMby smallone

    lovely lovely dress simple with beautiful flowing lines…love the sash same color but contrast of sheen to matt. Plus looks like your sisters wedding was a lot of fun :).

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      Jul 18, 2010, 04.47 AMby libbysharf

      Thanks! Yeah it was a very exciting event for me and the party was great

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