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My best friend's wedding part 1: The dress.

Added Jul 28, 2012

by silvermink

Malmö, Sweden






Min bste vns brllop del 1: Klnningen.
My best friend’s wedding part 1: The dress.

Oh my gooooood! This is by far the most complicated project I´ve ever taken on! I was so cocky and calm saying yes to making my best friends wedding dress. Maybe then I should have had in mind the panic I would face when it was time to perform in front of the sewing machine.

Well, it all worked out fine in the end despite a bride loosing weight all the time so that the fittings changed EVERYTHING all the time (damn you brides who do that!). And despite the time frame changing as it took longer and longer to finish. When I finally could deliver the dress with its matching petticoat, the handover taking place at Malm train station, Sweden, as the train stopped for embarking and disembarking passengers, it was a fast transaction between me and the brides mom since I would remain on the train until reaching Copenhagen, Denmark and the airport further on to a vacation. Then, as the train ran over the resundsbridge, I finally could breath out – just in time – cocky as hell!

The dress is a circle skirt, that I drafted myself (google it and you will find a lot of different descriptions on how to draft a circle skirt), attached to a corset that I based on the burdastyle-pattern. I did some modifications on the corset-pattern though. The corset part is fully lined. Outside it’s two layers: the bottom layer in some silkish kind of fabric and the top layer in a thin tulle fabric.

Material Notes

invisible zipper, silk(ish) ribbon for straps, 2 bra rings, 2 bra adjusters, bias binding for tulle-hem + meters and meters of fabric for lining, dress and tulle-layer




Garment Type
Bridal, Mod, Vintage
Blends, Polyester, Silk, Tulle

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    Jul 30, 2012, 06.40 PMby MissOiseaux

    Pernilla, du är så duktig! Klänningen är så himla fin.

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    Jul 29, 2012, 12.04 PMby malinfjell

    Great Job! It looks amazing! :)

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    Jul 29, 2012, 08.44 AMby Claire .

    You did such a good job ! This dress is gorgeous !

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    Jul 29, 2012, 08.39 AMby Mary Athey

    the dress is stunning. you did a fab job xxx

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    Jul 29, 2012, 06.12 AMby Ruffles Gazebo

    lovely job, simple and elegant. im working on one atm, and my bride flucated in weight alot, so it got to a point where i was like, OK! time to stop now :p good work, i think she looks great

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    Jul 28, 2012, 11.40 PMby laurertheexplorer

    beautiful! great job!!

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