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Adjustable Wedding Dress

Added Jan 14, 2011

by asf

Berrien Springs,...






This dress was created with my sister in mind. She was 6 months pregnant at her wedding and needed a comfortable full fitting dress that made her feel beautiful.

This three tier dress was created with function of adjust ability while remaining sized exactly for the bride.

Each tier is higher in the front than in the back creating a lovely train. This also was done so that with a belly pulling the front hem up it would not look silly but intentional no matter how big or small it would be at the wedding. The lowest tier is the only one that drags on the ground as a train and was created as an underskirt that can easily be removed to pick them hem up off the floor. It also matches the same color as the bridesmaid dresses.

The straps are created so that they form a lovely v-back and cross over in the front. They then wrap around through lacing loops in the back and eventually tie under the deep V-back. A panel was placed in the front for conservative persual.

To make a comfortable, fun to wear dress I used a stretch knit for the white and blue. The sheer middle tier was made with a white stretch skirt at the waist and sheer fabric just around the bottom edge where it showed.

All the hems were done with a pulled method to give a lovely rolled lettuce edge look adding to the feminitiy of the dress.

This was made using my own design.




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    Feb 13, 2011, 12.01 AMby peaches2218

    Excellent! I love the details, and from the photographs, you can’t even tell she’s pregnant! That’s quite a feat at six months.

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    Jan 18, 2011, 10.34 AMby loulourosa

    I love this dress! Burda had a similar pattern in 1975!!!! I allways loved it!

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    Jan 15, 2011, 08.07 PMby supercalla

    This is really lovely, I like the tapering back hem.

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      Jan 17, 2011, 04.50 PMby asf

      Thank you. It was my first attempt at a train.

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    Jan 15, 2011, 06.07 PMby momsgotanewhobby

    Great dress, she looked very comfortable and pretty!

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      Jan 17, 2011, 04.51 PMby asf

      i want to go back and wear such a comfortable dress at my wedding. :D

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    Jan 15, 2011, 05.03 PMby marlalalalere

    so clever and lovely!

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      Jan 17, 2011, 04.51 PMby asf

      Thank you.

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    Jan 15, 2011, 12.02 PMby zoe-may

    The skirt drapes so beautifully, I love the way it comes to a point at the back = )

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      Jan 17, 2011, 04.51 PMby asf

      Thank you. The train is actually more rounded but it certainly tended to look more pointed when worn. I think it made it a bit more unique. :)

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    Jan 15, 2011, 07.57 AMby mixtlii

    IT’s beautiful and very original! I specially love the front top: very flattering, and looks comfy!

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      Jan 17, 2011, 04.52 PMby asf

      Thank you.

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    Jan 15, 2011, 07.04 AMby imogens

    Very flattering and creative!

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      Jan 17, 2011, 04.52 PMby asf

      Thank you.

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    Jan 15, 2011, 03.40 AMby roguemagnolia

    i love it!

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      Jan 17, 2011, 04.52 PMby asf

      I do too. Wish I could wear it for my wedding - in the past.

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    Jan 15, 2011, 12.13 AMby analogue

    Beautiful! I like how the blue matches the groom’s waistcoat. It must have been so nice for her to have her wedding dress made by her own sister :-) Lovely photos as well.

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      Jan 17, 2011, 04.53 PMby asf

      i love matching-ness. My mom made the waistcoats and ties for the men.

      The photos are by me.

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    Jan 14, 2011, 11.55 PMby nidhi

    So feminine! I absolutely love the colour scheme and the design! Gorgeous pictures!

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      Jan 16, 2011, 07.32 PMby asf

      Thank you on all accounts. The photos are also by me.

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    Jan 14, 2011, 11.22 PMby tanitisis

    That’s lovely—-what a beautiful, thoughtful dress.

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      Jan 17, 2011, 04.53 PMby asf

      Thank you.

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