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A wedding dress of sorts

Added Feb 4, 2012

by JuliaBobbin

Melbourne, Austr...






Robin liked it, so he put a ring on it.

October 15, 2011 by husband I made our love official in front of family and friends.
Robin and I originally met out salsa dancing, so guess what our wedding dance was? Yeah that’s right. Salsa.

Problem – my wedding dress was big enough to smuggle a piano under.
Solution – make me a second dress for our dance.

Enter ‘A Wedding dress of sorts’. This dress is made using silk dupion and french lace. I tirelessly hand stitched on lace motifs to the front of the skirt that climbs into the bodice.

We had such a beautiful night and the dress was a success.

For more details and photos, you can see my full post at JuliaBobbin


Garment Type
Bridal, Evening Wear, Romantic
Lace/Sequins, Silk

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    Feb 7, 2012, 09.40 AMby joost52

    Well I am happy that this turned out to an earlier project you posted, because when I saw that you had put up yet another project, I was getting some rather existential doubts about my own slow pace of outputting projects :) You look gorgeous Julia, I’m really happy for you and Robin and I’m certain you’ll be very happy together. Just promise us that you’ll keep inspiring us with your amazing work :)

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      Feb 8, 2012, 01.45 AMby JuliaBobbin

      Haha! Yes I too get nervous when I see the rate at which some other people manage to churn out new garments!
      Thanks for your well wishes and your lovely comments :)

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    Feb 6, 2012, 01.06 AMby Shona Roon

    This is gorgeous and you look beautiful in it! Congrats!

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    Feb 6, 2012, 12.40 AMby schnui

    Hi Julia, Once again I have to let you know how much I love your work. Your wedding dresses are simply beautiful and you looked so beautiful too, along with your handsome husband. Even if you never wear the dresses again, enjoy having them in your cupboard as a reminder of your special day and how hard you worked to make them so beautiful.

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      Feb 6, 2012, 01.48 AMby JuliaBobbin

      Thank you so much for your wonderful comment :) Yes the dresses are very special and it’s nice to know I have something that I can look at or put on to remind me of that day.
      Thanks again xx

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    Feb 5, 2012, 09.40 PMby peaches2218

    This is lovely! Have you considered dying it in order to wear it again? It looks great in white and it’s non-traditional enough that it doesn’t look impossibly bride, but you might get more wear out of it in a colour. Or wear it with brightly coloured shoes to tone down the sweetness, maybe for a summer wedding or a night out dancing.

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      Feb 6, 2012, 01.47 AMby JuliaBobbin

      That’s a great idea, thanks for your suggestion, now you’ve got me thinking! I just might do that you know!
      Thanks for your comment.

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      Feb 7, 2012, 10.30 AMby peaches2218

      It’s amazing what a little colour can do to change the look of a piece. I’ll be curious what you choose if you decide to go for it ;).

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    Feb 5, 2012, 08.14 PMby dottty

    Arrrrrrrrrrrrrr congratulations on your wedding, your dress is so lovely jj:)x

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      Feb 5, 2012, 08.47 PMby JuliaBobbin

      Thank you! It’s such a shame that I’m never really going to have anywhere else to wear it too! Still it’s a really nice keepsake from the day and fits a lot easier into my closet than my big wedding dress. x

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      Feb 6, 2012, 10.44 AMby dottty

      Maybe dye it a viberent colour and add bits, and use it for your dancin jj:)x

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      Feb 6, 2012, 10.52 AMby JuliaBobbin

      I love where your heads at! I’ll be storing that idea away for later for sure!

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      Feb 6, 2012, 11.20 AMby dottty

      xXx I love what you do with fabric, you are a massive inspiration as well as gorgeous jj:)x

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    Feb 5, 2012, 06.19 PMby tirrs

    beautiful dress! Congrats!

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      Feb 5, 2012, 08.46 PMby JuliaBobbin

      So glad you like it. Thanks for your comment x

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    Feb 5, 2012, 04.49 PMby sophielophie

    Congratulations on your wedding! The dress is stunning.

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    Feb 5, 2012, 04.02 PMby pamchar

    Congratulations on your wedding, I guess it was such a beautiful night. You look amazing in this dress so I can imagine how gorgeous you were in your wedding dress. You made a perfect dress as usual.

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      Feb 5, 2012, 08.46 PMby JuliaBobbin

      Thanks so much you’re too kind! It was a great day/night and it was so nice to wear something that was made by me. It made the night feel more intimate somehow.
      Thanks so much for commenting :)

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    Feb 5, 2012, 10.57 AMby iin

    Look fab.. Love the lace in back detail. Congrat

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      Feb 5, 2012, 08.45 PMby JuliaBobbin

      The lace is gorgeous isn’t it!?! Thanks for your comment

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    Feb 5, 2012, 09.38 AMby libra-s

    Gorgeous as always!

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    Feb 4, 2012, 11.39 PMby fashionfreek

    Congrats on your wedding and dress. How sweet:-D All the best on your married life.x

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      Feb 5, 2012, 08.44 PMby JuliaBobbin

      Thank you, it’s still weird calling Robin my ‘husband’. It’s hard keeping a straight face saying it but I love it!

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    Feb 4, 2012, 10.50 PMby Kasiorist

    this is very pretty, and congratulations on getting married! I hope he will take photos of you forever :) the lace on the back is gorgeous, I just wish we all could have seen the dance!

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      Feb 4, 2012, 10.55 PMby JuliaBobbin

      Thanks so much! Actually I may still post the video of our dance on my blog if it’s not too embarrassing. We are still waiting on the video from the videographer. X

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    Feb 4, 2012, 10.46 PMby Sewbynite

    You are so talented. I’m trying so hard to get to your level! Fantastic dress.

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      Feb 5, 2012, 08.44 PMby JuliaBobbin

      What a lovely thing to say! Thank you! Good luck with all your sewing adventures x

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    Feb 4, 2012, 10.17 PMby mixtlii

    You look fabulous! The dress is soooo pretty…

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      Feb 5, 2012, 08.43 PMby JuliaBobbin

      Thank you very much! It is fun wearing white, it makes you feel so fresh!

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    Feb 4, 2012, 09.44 PMby Lolibraun

    Simply beautiful.

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      Feb 5, 2012, 08.43 PMby JuliaBobbin

      You are too kind, thank you :)

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    Feb 4, 2012, 09.40 PMby lienepien

    Looks beautiful! Also nice wedding pictures!

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      Feb 5, 2012, 08.43 PMby JuliaBobbin

      Thank you! Yes it was a beautiful day and we can’t wait to see the professional pics! x

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    Feb 4, 2012, 09.27 PMby bellamabella

    You got magic hands! Im in love with this dress..beautiful.

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      Feb 4, 2012, 09.38 PMby JuliaBobbin

      Ha! Thank you so much :)

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    Feb 4, 2012, 09.21 PMby skeeler

    beautiful dress! and congratulations on your marriage

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      Feb 4, 2012, 09.39 PMby JuliaBobbin

      Thank you very much for your well wishes :)

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