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My autumn wedding dress

Added Nov 8, 2011

by itetein

Helsinki, Finland






I wanted to sew my wedding dress. Such an important day so the dress needed to be special as well.

I already had drawn the pattern pieces to another model but after seeing this pattern (a dress here on BurdaStyle by nouvellegamine) I couldn’t get this out of my mind! With the help of my mother I sewed the dress and I am really pleased how it turned out.

Belt is hand crocheted by my godmother about 20 years ago.

Pattern is 116 from Burda 3/2008.

Material Notes

Crpe satin




Garment Type

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    Aug 17, 2015, 08.11 AMby sewing fanatic

    Very impressive! Amazing job :D

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    Oct 27, 2013, 10.11 AMby kelly botterill

    Hi, I don’t know if you still check this post, but I have just seen it and your dress is beautiful! I am hoping to make my wedding dress and have been struggling to find a pattern I like. I have tried to find the pattern you used, but cannot seem to find it online. Do you know where I could find it?


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    Jul 18, 2012, 02.34 PMby woman

    WOWWWWW. This is seriously one of the most gorgeous wedding dresses I have ever seen. You and your mom did an amazing job! And what joy it must be to sew the dress with her! :)

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      Jul 19, 2012, 06.40 AMby itetein

      Ooh, wow. Thanks. It was really nice to sew with my mom. She truly is my sewing heroine :)

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    Jan 23, 2012, 06.34 PMby Wendy Maxwell

    I think it’s an extremely elegant gown … & I hope that you won’t be offended, & as I’ve already done my share of marriages, I would adore this as a night gown in something like a Swiss Voile, or very fine cotton … Your comments about it being a little too loose when you were fitting the gown made me feel relieved, as there’s no way I could wear it as a night gown firmly fitting. It’s just so gorgeous! I’ve actually considered the same thing about another gown that was selling as a wedding gown … It was so pretty … & again, as I couldn’t have it as a wedding gown, I decided to try making it as a night gown! :)) I’m sure that you will make a stunning bride …. & the reason you enjoyed making it was because you were putting all the love you have for your fiance, into the gown as you worked on it … & that’s another reason that you will glow when you wear it on your wedding day! :) Best wishes for the wedding.

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      Jul 19, 2012, 06.38 AMby itetein

      Thank you! I think the pattern is really versatile. It would look cute also with shorter hem or as night gown as you said.

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    Jan 4, 2012, 11.12 PMby corarae

    You look amazing. Great job on the dress!

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    Dec 28, 2011, 10.44 PMby sen28

    This is gorgeous! Where can I get the pattern?

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      Dec 29, 2011, 02.15 PMby itetein

      Thanks you! Pattern is from old Burda. Issue 3 from year 2008.

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    Dec 13, 2011, 12.35 AMby sala22

    This is the prettiest dress I have ever seen! Congratulations on your wedding and on making the dress!

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    Dec 11, 2011, 05.48 PMby suzan518

    this gorgeous how can i get the pattern?

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      Dec 13, 2011, 06.56 AMby itetein

      Thanks! I borrowed my magazine from the library but I quess you could find old Burdas for example in Ebay.

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    Dec 8, 2011, 02.11 AMby Cjasmin

    soo beautiful nice fit bet u looked gorgeous :)

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    Dec 7, 2011, 04.05 PMby AmyNicoleStudio

    wow…so beautiful!

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    Dec 7, 2011, 04.05 PMby AmyNicoleStudio

    wow…so beautiful!

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    Dec 7, 2011, 09.40 AMby nevina

    So elegant! :0)

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    Nov 25, 2011, 04.08 AMby pie-83

    Such a beautiful dress! Congratulations!

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    Nov 22, 2011, 04.34 PMby ichigogirl

    Gorgeous! It reminds me of Wallis Simpsons wedding dress, another favourite. Come to think of it the English royals have great taste in wedding dresses. Congratulations, btw!

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    Nov 21, 2011, 02.00 AMby susanne2011

    This is an awesome dress. I had already seen nouvellegamine’s version and added it to my favorites. Your version is beautiful as well. This is definitely a candidate pattern for my own wedding dress? Was it asy to make? And the material your worked with, was that easy to sew?

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      Nov 21, 2011, 07.34 PMby itetein

      Thanks! As I am not that experienced in sewing I would say it was something between easy and difficult to make. The material was easy to sew, but it was maybe because I did lots and lots of basting. I wish I had the patience to baste in my future projects as well :) Fitting took some time because the pattern was a little too big for me. I really liked to sew this dress because it was for such an important event. I don’t if I could have done it for something less important though.

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    Nov 20, 2011, 11.58 PMby ktmcp

    How beautiful and elegant. Better than any wedding dress I’ve seen. Just perfect.

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    Nov 20, 2011, 10.48 PMby froggylonglegs

    AMAZING!! So so beautiful, congrats on your marriage too!

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    Nov 20, 2011, 03.09 AMby mudersville

    This is so pure and elegant. Would look beautiful in a deep emerald for an evening dress.

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    Nov 20, 2011, 02.43 AMby Chrissie Bee

    This dress is phenomenal! Very nice work!

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    Nov 20, 2011, 12.59 AMby gaviccaabri

    Holy beautiful/gracefulness! {GASP!} Your dress is amazing! Congratulations on your marriage, and on this marvelous piece of work.

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    Nov 19, 2011, 08.39 PMby Lea Bishop

    So beautiful. The dress is so simple and elegant. I also love the choice of hair accessory and red shoes! You did a great job.

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    Nov 19, 2011, 07.52 PMby meelia

    Todella kaunis puku, tuon tyylisen hääpuvun haluaisin ehkä itsellenikin, sitten joskus. Ja hääraanun. (Vai mikä sen nimi nyt onkaan.)

    Simply adorable! I love the old glamour style of the dress, and your hair is beautiful too.

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      Nov 21, 2011, 07.29 PMby itetein

      Kiitos! Suosittelen mallia kyllä lämpimästi. Ainakin itselleni se oli juuri täydellinen ja saimme äiti kanssa sen istumaan hyvin. Vaikka aluksi tosin kovin epäileväinen olinkin sen suhteen, että onnistunko ompelemaan hääpukua :)

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    Nov 19, 2011, 04.34 PMby mountainhoney

    Your dress has more style and flair than the one Pippa wore to Kate Middleton’s wedding. Love it!

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    Nov 19, 2011, 05.03 AMby benew

    I NOTICED this before the feature! You deserve it, I kept having to come back to the page.

    Stunning. Just stunning. Did certain parts of the construction or fitting give you any heartache?

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      Nov 21, 2011, 07.27 PMby itetein

      Thank you!

      The dress was quite nice to make. Fitting was something that took some time as the pattern was a size too big for me. I had to take in from various seams. I’m so lucky I had my mom to help me, the fitting would have been impossible without her :)

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    Nov 19, 2011, 12.16 AMby jem1022

    Too Stunning

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    Nov 18, 2011, 10.37 PMby mollykatherine

    wow! what a stunning dress – its magical!

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    Nov 18, 2011, 07.41 PMby wildcatspow

    This is so, so beautiful! Nicely done (and congratulations)!

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    Nov 18, 2011, 06.59 PMby Saeriu

    Absolutely love your dress. You did an amazing job on it. :D

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    Nov 18, 2011, 06.31 PMby mic9970

    OMG – that is stunning. Beautifully made and a gorgeous style. One the nicest wedding dresses I’ve ever seen. You should be incredibly proud x

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    Nov 18, 2011, 06.29 PMby katexxxxxx

    So simple. So beautiful.

    Love the hair and shoes too.

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