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My "broken glass" wedding dress

Added Nov 11, 2012

by ouipatronsblog

Alsace, France






Here is my wedding dress!! i wanted something simple and that i would be able to wear again. I’m not found of white traditionnal dresses, which are for me too formal…

The pattern i used for my dress is a Vogue Pattern, V1102.

The fabric (coton popelin) is a fabric i designed with pictures i took from broken windows, the little glasses pieces are just like diamonds!
The dress is fully lined with pale blue coton chiffon, and underlined with silk organza for a better fit.
All the seams had been hand sewn to the underlining for a better effet.

The cardigan is made with an…. unknow fabric, which looks like synthetic gabardine… But the effect is really nice. The cardigan is also fully lined, with the same coton chiffon i used for the dress.
The pattern is from the Burda magazine Septembre 2012. I made some modifications on the original pattern to make it longer and the neckline in the back is really low so the knot of the dress can pop out and is not under the cardigan. (see on the picture, easier to understand!!)

the petticoat is bought, i had no time left to sew it!!!! ;)

more pictures on my blog (in french) : http://ouipatrons.com

Material Notes

dress :
4 m coton popelin
4m coton chiffon (lining)
4m silk organza (underlining)
matching threads

bolero :
1 m synthetic gabardine
1 m coton chiffon (lining)
matching threads




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    Nov 13, 2012, 03.05 PMby leokadia

    Alles Gute und eine glückliche Ehe! Das ist ein wundervolles Kleid, gefällt mir. Wir haben im Mai auch geheiratet, wenn du magst, unsere Bilder sind hier auch zu sehen. xx leokadia

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    Nov 13, 2012, 09.35 AMby LucyWood2

    I’ve always loved this pattern but with the addition of your own unique fabric this dress is one of a kind and gorgeous! I hope you enjoyed your special day.

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    Nov 12, 2012, 05.49 PMby flowergirl22

    i love the idea y<ou decidet go use a stunning, but unusual fabric,

    it makes it all more special

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    Nov 12, 2012, 03.04 PMby bjr99

    What a wonderful one of a kind dress! You did a super job. Congats on your wedding as well as your dress!

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    Nov 12, 2012, 02.37 AMby marielaure

    wouaou!! I would like to be able to dare sewing for my own wedding ! The dress is lovely, the fabric is amazing and the fit is perfect, and I love the petticoat underneath :-) Congrats also for your husband’s violet shirt!

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    Nov 11, 2012, 02.17 PMby kisses

    Just lovely and the added touch makes it a whole lot different. Congrats to you both

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    Nov 11, 2012, 11.15 AMby fashionfreek

    Well done to you. Both your dress and the shirt for your husband looks nice. You both look really great together. All the best to you both.:-D

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    Nov 11, 2012, 10.51 AMby pambox

    This is gorgeous. I love the personality of it, which makes it so much more interesting than an off-the-rack white wedding dress.

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    Nov 11, 2012, 09.27 AMby Mary Athey

    Congratulations on your wedding and for making such a gorgeous dress. its stunning on you and you look so happy. i love this xx

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    Nov 11, 2012, 09.08 AMby jennyrecorder

    Lovely, looks as if you both had a wonderful day :)

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    Nov 11, 2012, 08.25 AMby cathysews

    Fantastic dress. Really elegant

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    Nov 11, 2012, 08.07 AMby MichelleMignon

    Just lovely! Great textiles, a very pretty dress indeed!

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