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Couture Temple Wedding Dress

Added Aug 9, 2014

by LakeWylieMom

Lake Wylie, Sout...






This project was a labor of love. Easily over 50 hours of work went into this dress. It is very likely the most beautiful dress I have ever made. I took the bodice of one pattern and mixed it with the waist and skirt of another pattern. I also lengthened the sleeves and customized them so that the seam did not end up on the top of the hand like a raglan sleeve wants too. It is fully lined with silk crepe de chine and interlined with silk organza. Hand picked zipper as well. The lace waistband is motifs that were all pieced together. I am incredibly proud of the results. It has a PERFECT hem.

Material Notes

Duchess Satin – www.britex.com
Silk Crepe de Chine lining – www.susankhalje.com
Fully underlined with silk organza




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Lace/Sequins, Organza, Satin, Silk

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    Aug 11, 2014, 01.13 PMby kisses

    Great work….the lace is very nice

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    Aug 10, 2014, 07.16 AMby Ellen Hatteland

    Congratulations with this Fabulous – Beautiful wedding dress! For sure; You can be proud!!!

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    Aug 9, 2014, 12.37 PMby liliv-1

    so beautiful! :)

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    Aug 9, 2014, 10.41 AMby Deanna31

    Turned out great! Is it for you?

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      Aug 9, 2014, 09.45 PMby LakeWylieMom

      Thank you so much, it is actually for a girl from church that is getting married and going through the temple. Although my own temple dress could use a re-boot :)

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      Aug 12, 2014, 07.43 AMby Deanna31

      Lol yes I’m considering sewing up another one too. I have a bit of trouble moving my arms about cause the sleeves don’t sit loose enough. I’m considering this pattern (but I will have to adjust the sleeves):

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      Aug 12, 2014, 03.18 PMby LakeWylieMom

      Oh, I have always loved that pattern, I hadn’t thought of it for a temple dress, but it would be perfect wouldn’t it? Good choice. For better arm movement adjust the armsyce to be high and close fitting. I have done that on all the temple dresses I have made and it has been great

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      Aug 14, 2014, 10.29 AMby Deanna31

      Ok thanks!! Is it uncomfortable with the armhole that high if you sweat?

      I was considering this dress too:

      Its a bit low but I realised it was an easy adjustment to make it higher when I saw this project:

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      Aug 14, 2014, 07.32 PMby LakeWylieMom

      Yes, the green one is awesome, I like the other better for a temple dress though. Having to raise the neckline as much as would be needed I think would take away from the style.
      As far as the armhole, no I don’t find it is uncomfortable at all. After all that is what G’s help with, right? :)

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      Aug 15, 2014, 12.03 PMby Deanna31

      Lol! :)

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    Aug 9, 2014, 09.19 AMby Michelle Snyman

    real commitment to the craft. bravo

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      Aug 9, 2014, 09.45 PMby LakeWylieMom

      Thank you! That is a wonderful compliment

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    Aug 9, 2014, 07.24 AMby zetinja

    This is so simple and beautiful!

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      Aug 9, 2014, 09.45 PMby LakeWylieMom

      thank you, I think it is very elegant

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