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A nice day for a HOT wedding!

Added Nov 16, 2011

by froggylonglegs

Perth, Australia






I made my wedding dress two months before the wedding after deciding to not wear the one I found at an op shop. The op shop one was beautiful but I think I always wanted to make my own.
I used 2 different patterns and tweaked them here and there. My awesome mum knitted 5 metres of tiny lace rows for the neckline, waist and hem of which I’m sure she couldn’t use her fingers for awhile! (thanks mum!). I used a petticoat of tulle that I dyed green and lined the dress in thin cotton to hopefully provide some cool relief (didn’t happen anyway, we got married in Thailand, on the hottest day EVER!). I added lace sleeves but searched everywhere for some nice stretch lace but ended up just settling for what I could find.
I also made my daughters flowergirl dress which was more fun to sew! I procrastinated a lot on my dress by making a few different versions for her! She picked the final one and I dyed the other ones other colours. Indi’s favourite flowers are daisies so we picked some daisy chain lace and she decided it needed to be in a heart on the bodice and then I followed it down the hem of the skirt overlay.
Im so glad I made these, it was a lot of fun and I spent some great times with my mum and daughter making up things as we went!

  • I had to get the dress washed in thailand while we were other there and I sort of forgot that my petticoat was in the same bag when I sent it off, so now I have a green wedding dress :)




Garment Type
Cotton, Lace/Sequins, Satin

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    Jan 30, 2013, 10.55 PMby republicofhope

    Oh my! I’ve been searching like crazy for patterns for my own wedding dress and this is EXACTLY what I’ve been picturing- what patterns did you tweak to make this fabulous thing? It’s so beautiful!

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      Feb 5, 2013, 10.04 AMby froggylonglegs

      How exciting on making your own wedding dress! I first used Vogue V8615 but after making it I didn’t like the bust darts and the centre seam so I swapped the bodice with New Look 6723 (of which I’ve made a few versions). I also remade the skirt without the pockets of the vogue pattern. I would recommend though of maybe making the skirt slightly less full as my petticoat fell flat with the humidity and thus didn’t hold up and fill out the skirt as I would have liked. I had quite a bit of extra fabric folding around the back zip. But if you’re going to use quite a good full petticoat it should hold up better.
      Good Luck! I’d love to hear if you use these patterns in your dress!

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    Jan 4, 2013, 01.20 PMby razieh khalili

    Dear your marriage blessed. Costume You’re so beautiful / I am feeling so well at the wedding.,

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    Sep 4, 2012, 12.51 AMby Lydiamr26

    SO cute!!

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    Feb 12, 2012, 07.43 PMby MusterSchnittchen

    Soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo nice!

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    Nov 21, 2011, 07.08 PMby Sapsorrow

    I love that your husband is wearing converse in your wedding pics! My boyfriend asked me what I would want him to wear if we ever got married and I said a nice pair of flares, retro 70s trainers and a super-fly shirt :) You all look great, congrats!

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    Nov 18, 2011, 02.00 PMby Vanessa Velasquez

    Beautiful dresses a very sweet story about them!!!!

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    Nov 17, 2011, 11.47 PMby peaches2218

    I love everything about your dress. So sorry it’s green now, though. Did it bleed evenly or in splotches?

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      Nov 27, 2011, 10.59 PMby froggylonglegs

      the dress is an even light shade of green now :) its ok though cause greens my favourite colour!

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    Nov 17, 2011, 12.45 AMby freakusbzzz

    greta photos, i just love simpler wedding dresses.

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    Nov 16, 2011, 10.04 PMby G-A-

    Gorgeous dress and your mother is a fabulous knitter.

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    Nov 16, 2011, 05.30 PMby chased-away

    the dress is beautiful! and the last picture is so cute!

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    Nov 16, 2011, 04.14 PMby nouvellegamine

    beautiful dress! the hand knitted lace is so sweet. best wishes on your marriage!

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    Nov 16, 2011, 03.00 PMby neama

    What a beautiful dress! Amazing job & fabulous pictures <3 Congratulations!!

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    Nov 16, 2011, 01.27 PMby modernvintageworkshop

    sooo beautiful! thanks for sharing these images with the world! reminds me of my own venture… making my own wedding dress… congratulations!

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    Nov 16, 2011, 12.53 PMby malinfjell

    This is beautiful! Great job, you looked lovely:)

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