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Bridesmaid Dress - Rachael

Added Apr 5, 2010

by marissaismyname

Schwenksville, P...






My brother is getting married and his fianc asked me to make the bridesmaid’s dresses. There are 7 girls/dresses and not enough time, not to mention that each one is different, but I’ll make it work! The wedding is in June in Indianapolis.

New Look Pattern – 6799

I took some extra room out of the skirt, probably a couple inches at the top and about 10 inches near the bottom. The belt was my idea. I just make it a little wider than the waistband, measured her waist and then made the tails. The belt around the waist is lined with fusible interfacing to make it a bit more durable, but the tails have no interfacting, which allows the knot to be tied easier so it’s not so bulky.

Material Notes

You need a very very thin needle to sew satin – which I learned halfway through the dress. If the needle is too big it will cause the satin to pull.




Garment Type
Bridal, Casual, Classic, Romantic

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    Apr 7, 2010, 10.10 AMby BeYou TiFul

    Lovely, I like the color combination! Nice of you to help out with the 7 dresses \^_^/!

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    Apr 6, 2010, 03.38 PMby hyunjoo

    Great job! I like this dress the most out of the BM dresses!

    I’m making the 2497 for my BMs for my August wedding! :D

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    Apr 6, 2010, 09.40 AMby suzetewilliams

    This is my favourite! It’s simply elegant and the contrasting colour is an excellent choice.

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    Apr 6, 2010, 09.35 AMby janul

    I love all of these dresses, such a great idea to make different dresses in the same fabric, very inspiring! The brown is so nice.

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    Apr 6, 2010, 07.30 AMby milano-1

    I love this dress! Great Job!

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    Apr 6, 2010, 05.38 AMby pink-cornelia

    pretty! i like the belt

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