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bridesmaids dress

Added Apr 20, 2010

by elval

Brisbane, Australia






For my sister’s wedding. It was fully lined.

Material Notes

Silk chiffon, with a satin underlay




Garment Type
Chiffon, Silk

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    May 7, 2010, 10.11 PMby domestic-divaonline

    It’s all in the details, and this one is definitely a gem!

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    Apr 24, 2010, 04.51 PMby elyzampa

    Really nice! :)

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    Apr 24, 2010, 02.40 PMby alazycalm

    I love the dress, I love the color, and I LOVE your hair. Did you do it yourself as well?

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    Apr 24, 2010, 07.25 AMby galatina

    simply… beautiful! Although I imagine not simple to make – great job.

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    Apr 23, 2010, 12.37 AMby grainline

    So pretty and love the color soooo much!

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    Apr 21, 2010, 03.18 PMby anaalves

    it’s fantastic the detail is wonderful.Well done!!

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    Apr 21, 2010, 01.43 PMby keren

    It is beautiful. The color, the fabric – so elegant. I love the details of the ruffles and the V-shape at the back. What a pretty dress!! Did you use a pattern? What is a pattern maker…?

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      Apr 22, 2010, 10.28 AMby elval

      Hi, thanks for the comments. I love the colour too. The pattern maker was the clever lady who looked at the pic and made the pattern in my size.

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    Apr 20, 2010, 08.13 PMby ichigogirl

    I love the back details, and the colour. It’s super pretty and not too bridesmaid:ey but very bridesmaid-appropriate, perfect!

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    Apr 20, 2010, 05.12 PMby messagemug

    I agree, the detail on the back is gorgeous! Did you use a pattern?

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      Apr 20, 2010, 11.13 PMby elval

      I had a pettern maker draw the pattern for me. It’s drawn freehand. Not sure how I would go about scanning it and uploading it. Loads of peices too!

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    Apr 20, 2010, 04.23 PMby tatuswelle

    Very Pretty!!! : )

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    Apr 20, 2010, 11.15 AMby robygiup

    Wow! Beautiful dress and beautiful colour!

    (sorry, I have no experience with ruching, I cannot help you)

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    Apr 20, 2010, 10.05 AMby machelefranklin


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    Apr 20, 2010, 10.03 AMby elval

    thanks for all the comments. Has anyone had experience with ruching? I cut all the pieces that needed to be ruched on the bias, but as I was attaching the ruched chiffon to the lining there seemed to be too much fabric and it sagged instead of sitting snug to the lining. I had to remove a lot of chiffon and I think that next time I wouldn’t cut it on the bias. Does anyone agree or offer advice?

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      Apr 20, 2010, 03.29 PMby corduroycoat

      Fabric cut on the bias will usually grow a bit, sometimes up to a couple of inches! Especially with something flowy like chiffon. I would either avoid cutting rouching pieces on the bias, or hang your fabric up on the bias overnight before cutting to allow it to get all the growth out first.

      Your dress still turned out beautifully though, all the detailing is really striking! It’s very similar to the color my bridesmaids wore :-).

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      Apr 23, 2010, 12.37 AMby grainline

      We do this at lot at work, bias ruching across bodices. We always cut our ruching on the bias or it seldom drapes very well. My boss likes to sort of hand place the ruching across the piece it’s being attached to flat on the table and do teeny tiny little invisible stitches to keep the ruching in place against gravity where she wants it.

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    Apr 20, 2010, 09.37 AMby embaby

    This is such a sweet dress, looks amazing on you and I love the colour!

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    Apr 20, 2010, 08.15 AMby bttn

    very beutiful, elegant dress, the back is super cute, well done

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    Apr 20, 2010, 08.03 AMby nadia42

    beautiful! the back is very cool

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    Apr 20, 2010, 06.23 AMby danniidx

    Love it! Detail on the back is amazing.

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    Apr 20, 2010, 05.29 AMby mahaila

    Lovely! really like the back

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