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Fishtail Wedding Dress

Added Jul 7, 2012

by Anna E

Netherlands, Net...






It was my dream to sew my own wedding dress with help of my mother and mother-in-law. It turned out to be quite an experience, especially as we had only the weekends to work on it.

The pattern is a combination of a pattern drawn by someone else, based on photos, and a Vogue pattern (V8190). The bolero is after a pattern from My Image (M1162).

Unfortunately, the petrol silk used for the dress and the lining of the bolero turned out to be blue on the pictures.

Both my father and my father-in-law were in charge of the bouquet, which is made out of organza “flowers” and colored metal wire.

My mom is responsible for the design of the headpeace. A cheap headpiece-base is covered with silk and organza to match it to the dress. Some leftover organza and colored metal wire were also used.

Material Notes

silk, organza, cotton for the lining



Related Techniques


Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Bridal, Evening Wear
Cotton, Organza, Silk


draping for novices
bouquet tutorial

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    Nov 13, 2013, 11.58 AMby nishavinod2009

    the pictures are lovely! thank you for uploading them.. the fit is amazing!!! u have done a great job, the bouquet is beautiful…your fascinator hat is also very cute

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    Nov 12, 2013, 03.15 AMby nishavinod2009

    Its beautiful! Love the color! the pattern is also great, u were one beautiful bride! left me wanting to see more pictures of the dress

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      Nov 12, 2013, 01.16 PMby Anna E

      Thank you. I just added some more pictures. Unfortunately the website seems to alter them a little, especially the ones I uploaded most recently look different than the original files.

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    Aug 10, 2012, 03.13 PMby Anna E

    Thank you all for your kind words!

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    Jul 9, 2012, 04.50 PMby sewknitting

    Pretty dress, looks like it fits you perfectly! Congrats!

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    Jul 8, 2012, 01.26 PMby bjr99

    Fabulous dress!! Congrats on your marriage.

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    Jul 8, 2012, 10.03 AMby leokadia

    Glückwunsch zur Hochzeit! :-) Und ein so schönes blaues Hochzeitskleid …. ich habe auch ‘in blau’ geheiratet!

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    Jul 8, 2012, 09.29 AMby lienepien

    Nice! Great job! Also fun that the fathers also had their input with the bouquet! Creative!

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    Jul 8, 2012, 07.00 AMby norskie

    You can be proud of this.

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    Jul 7, 2012, 09.44 PMby Mary Athey

    You look stunning. Congratulatiions on your wedding and fab dress x

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    Jul 7, 2012, 09.20 PMby MientjiB

    So beautiful! And so beautifully sewn! Well done :-)

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