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Bridal Gown and Attendants

Added Apr 17, 2012

by mh3650

Newcastle, Austr...






I made my bridal gown and the bridesmaids dresses for my wedding last year.
I had a couple of 1950’s patterns that I used for inspiration, but ended up drafting most of the pattern from scratch. It was a lot of work but so satisfying.
I thought it quite funny that I had designed this dress and purched fabric before the royal wedding last year and was actually told by a saleswoman in an designer fabric store that I couldn’t possibly have a lace edge on my gown because it’s “just not in fashion” – luckily for me I bought all the fabric overseas and ignored her advice : )
The bridesmaids are a discontinued (though I have no idea why) Vogue pattern that I made no alterations to – and was a quite complicated pattern – however I think it worked well.
I am currently planning a second bridal gown for a friend and look forward to your comments and critique.

Material Notes

Duchess Silk and French Alecon Lace




Spring, Fall
Garment Type
Bridal, Classic, Evening Wear, Romantic, Vintage
Lace/Sequins, Silk

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    Feb 7, 2013, 06.27 PMby aarista

    how much did it end up costing you/how many hours?

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    Dec 10, 2012, 06.11 AMby costumegirl

    All of your dresses look absolutely amazing

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    Jul 7, 2012, 05.45 AMby bbug59

    Very well done – and you and the bridesmaids were beautiful.

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    Jun 23, 2012, 06.58 AMby Debbie Clark Phelps

    Stunning! I wish I sewed well enough to make my granddaughter’s wedding gown.

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    Apr 28, 2012, 02.57 PMby surfjewels


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    Apr 28, 2012, 12.19 AMby blmfld

    absolutely beautiful!!

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    Apr 21, 2012, 12.41 PMby libra-s

    Wow!! Fantastic job!

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    Apr 20, 2012, 05.59 AMby RedDynamica

    Yes, your work is inspirational! Your pictures are gorgeous! You will get lots of orders from your friends!

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    Apr 18, 2012, 10.32 PMby Jamila Zvonkovic

    Wow, your dress is gorgeous! So are the bridesmaids, you did such a good job :)

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    Apr 18, 2012, 10.35 AMby LiverpoolFi

    So beautiful and inspirational. Congratulations, all your hard work has paid off :)

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    Apr 18, 2012, 08.30 AMby madebymeg

    gorgeous! what a funny sales lady!

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    Apr 17, 2012, 10.27 PMby alicewang

    Wow such beautiful gowns! I’m sooo impressed! I’m currently making my wedding dress too (having done my BM dress subject to fitting and inserting the zipper etc) and seeing your dress has really inspired me to keep going and finish it off! thank you and congratulations!

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    Apr 17, 2012, 06.52 PMby Gurtlamorous


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    Apr 17, 2012, 04.21 PMby lienepien

    Looks wonderful! I think the lace is just beautiful! And a bridal gown is only for your big day so indeed ignor what other people say!

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    Apr 17, 2012, 03.28 PMby Irene Jones - Arias

    Wow! Your gown is absolutely fabulous! I love the kind of vintage feel of it. And the bridesmaids look wonderful too, congratulations!!!

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    Apr 17, 2012, 01.04 PMby libbysharf

    Your dress is so beautiful… it’s just perfect.

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    Apr 17, 2012, 12.35 PMby Douli Bee

    FABULOUS!!!!!!!!! There is nothing more to say but fabulous!

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    Apr 17, 2012, 09.38 AMby imagiono

    Wow really beautiful dress! I love the lace on the back :)

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    Apr 17, 2012, 09.26 AMby schnui

    Congratulations on making these beautiful dresses for your wedding.They are all simply stunning and you look like every bride should, beautiful and in love. I am sure your friend will be delighted with what you make for her wedding day too.

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    Apr 17, 2012, 08.36 AMby chula123

    Beautiful !! How good of you to ignore the saleswoman; as if lace would ever grow out of fashion !! I love the lace bit on your wedding gown, makes it look very romantic. And how georgeous are those bridesmaids dresses ? Maybe not my favourite colour, but it goes perfect with the grey suits. Well done.

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    Apr 17, 2012, 07.53 AMby laracrj

    These dresses are stunning – you obviously set the trend for Kate! Congrats on your wedding

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    Apr 17, 2012, 07.28 AMby jadealamode

    oh my goodness! you are absolutely fab..your dress is stunning!

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    Apr 17, 2012, 07.10 AMby BrittStitches

    Your wedding dress its a dream! You look so beautiful

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    Apr 17, 2012, 06.52 AMby sophienissirios

    Wow. They are all beautiful dresses :-)

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