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Edwardian Tea Dress-Inspired Wedding Dress

Added Aug 21, 2017

by Newmana

Portland, Oregon...






I looked and looked for a vintage Edwardian tea dress I could wear for my wedding, but their waists are all so small and I was loosing hope. Meanwhile, I was collecting lace table cloths at Goodwill for our reception when I found this fabric (in fact a shower curtain). I held it up to me and looked in the mirror. It had the most beautiful symmetrical flower design. Since it cost me 50 cents I decided I had nothing to lose. I started cutting using the pastel lace dress design. I didn’t like the cap sleeves so I simply extended the length of the sleeves, utilizing the scalloped edge of the lace. I cut a deep scoop out of the back and used the scalloped edge to make a belt. We used hook and eyes to close the belt, but covered them with pearl buttons. I like to tell people I was married in a shower curtain, but explain that it was less vinyl than what they are probably imagining.




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Vintage, Victorian, Romantic, Classic, Bridal, Bohemian

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    Sep 26, 2017, 03.47 AMby sewing fanatic

    this is so pretty, well done

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    Aug 29, 2017, 05.42 AMby Maria Hayek

    It’s really pretty!

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    Aug 24, 2017, 05.44 PMby slmnstyle

    What a lovely creation! Congratulations!

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    Aug 23, 2017, 06.50 PMby Mary Athey

    It’s beautiful and looks fantastic on you xx

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    Aug 23, 2017, 12.19 PMby linneahernqvist

    It’s beautiful!

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    Aug 23, 2017, 11.53 AMby SurMesure

    Ingenious, and it looks delicate and beautiful!

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    Aug 23, 2017, 08.26 AMby chula123

    So cute!!!

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