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Love Is In The Air (Part I)

Added Jul 19, 2011

by caramia-made

British Columbia...






I am in 3 wedding parties this summer, and making all the dresses myself. Especially since we are now expecting a little one (arriving in mid-January) I have to allow more room in the waist so customization is necessary. The first wedding was for my sister-in-law this past weekend…

I used a deep plum double-knit fabric which had lots of stretch to it. I wasn’t sure how big I would be, and I wanted it to be comfy. I used Vogue V1194 (DKNY) but made several alterations to the pattern. I omitted the sleeves (after all, it’s a summer dress!), and added a deep v-cut to the back of the dress. I also used Nette’s tutorial to make a bow for the back, and sewed four decorative buttons down the back. I made the mistake of washing the dress before I wore it (to get rid of the tailor’s chalk) and the bow got a bit squashed :(

I got tons of compliments on it, and felt very comfortable all day. Although I think it might make me look a bit more pregnant than I am…. hello denial much?!?!?! I was 14 weeks as of this past weekend. The bump is growing!

More about the wedding here

Material Notes

Plum double-knit



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Garment Type
Classic, Evening Wear, Romantic

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    Jul 31, 2011, 09.51 PMby nettevivante

    You look wonderful in it! And the pregnancy definitely suits you. :) Wishing you all the best for your expectation.

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    Jul 23, 2011, 03.33 AMby caramia-made

    Thanks everyone! :) More bridesmaid dresses to follow, plus a me-made-maternity on my blog caramia-ill.blogspot.com in the following months!

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    Jul 20, 2011, 09.04 AMby loyl8

    very pretty and an adorable bump :) great job

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    Jul 19, 2011, 09.35 PMby mojo elgin

    Very pretty dress! I LOVE the color! It’s a great style for you. (growing room even:)

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    Jul 19, 2011, 07.29 PMby turtlegirl00

    lovely dress!! :) congrats on your expectation!!! :)

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    Jul 19, 2011, 06.45 PMby thefabledneedle

    Oh, so pretty! And it looks comfortable too. Congrats on being a mommy-to-be!

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    Jul 19, 2011, 05.05 PMby kihli

    The dress is lovely, and you look fantastic in it!

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    Jul 19, 2011, 04.41 PMby jd98

    great job and congrats on the bump :)

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    Jul 19, 2011, 04.38 PMby anneecharri

    lovely :)

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    Jul 19, 2011, 04.34 PMby LockNess

    Finally! A bridesmaid dress that you actually can wear again! I love it, simple but elegant.

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