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Best Friends Wedding Dress - the finale

Added Aug 26, 2012

by ealinglou

Manchester, Unit...






Some of you may remember a couple of weeks ago I posted some not quite finished pics of my best friends wedding dress which I have been working on – on and off since June.
Well the wedding was today and I thought you may want to see the final thing on the lady herself.

The biggest change is that the bride embroidered some beaded panels which I turned into epaulettes and a cummerband for the final flourish. After all the intentions to have this finished weeks ago, I was sewing up till gone one o clock last night and my fingers were raw – I feel a bit emotionally exhausted about this now – Not sure I will do another but glad I did this and most people seemed to love it – with a couple of people who didnt know asking if it were a designer item ( which in it’s humble way I guess it is)

Material Notes

Charmeuse silk from Joel and son on Edgeware Road – heartstopping £79 a metre!




Garment Type

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    Aug 26, 2012, 09.22 AMby Mary Athey

    Stunning dress!! i love everything about this. well done.on making such a beautiful dress x

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      Aug 26, 2012, 05.30 PMby ealinglou

      Thanks a lot Mary

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    Aug 26, 2012, 05.56 AMby MientjiB

    It’s a stunning dress with a real 1930s movie star feel! Well done :-)

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      Aug 26, 2012, 05.31 PMby ealinglou

      Thanks – that was kind of the look she was after though we did joke she should have been carrying a Grecian urn and not a bouquet!

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    Aug 26, 2012, 05.08 AMby cinderella2

    nice work!!

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    Aug 26, 2012, 12.56 AMby ealinglou

    Sorry I just realised these pics show Dawn having pinned the front of the bust to the bra – this wasnt in the original and wasnt there for most of the day. I dont think it needed it but she stuck a rose down her cleavage at one point and I think the pin was left over!

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