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my very own wedding dress

Added Sep 27, 2010

by katy-lady

Milwaukee, Wisco...






With the help of my mom and a dress form, I designed, planned, draped and constructed my wedding dress. It’s the biggest project I’d ever taken on and it took a lot of research and trial and error. I had to buy new fabric once because what I originally bought was just not working with my design. I ended up with a beautiful off white silk dupioni which was the same type of fabric I had picked for my ’maids dresses.

The credits for the bridesmaids dresses left to right: my mother Donna, my god mother Fran and my mother-in-law Joanne. I was so grateful for their help with my handmade wedding! :)

Material Notes

wedding dress: Silk dupioni, tulle, riglene, taffeta, cotton batiste, ambiance lining, covered buttons, horsehair braid, ribbon, hook and eye tape and a zipper. My mom also used the vogue roses pattern for the back roses, the only pattern used for the dress.

’maids dresses: Silk dupioni in Fern and rayon ambiance for the lining.




Garment Type
Cotton, Rayon, Silk, Taffeta, Tulle


Photographer: Dana White of Whiteography

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    Aug 4, 2011, 09.14 PMby mlichtenwalner


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    Jun 24, 2011, 03.12 PMby mojo elgin

    you are all very beautiful! wonderful dresses!

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    Oct 7, 2010, 02.57 AMby Amanda Flynn

    This is gorgeous! Classic AND contemporary! :)

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    Sep 30, 2010, 12.56 AMby Zane Tanqueco

    you look stunning!

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    Sep 29, 2010, 09.07 AMby BeYou TiFul

    you all look so beautiful! I hope you had a wonderful day!

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    Sep 29, 2010, 03.14 AMby nishavinod2009

    you look beautiful! ur dress is beautiful too! I can just imagine the hardwork you put into making it, but the outcome is simply wonderful! love the color of the bridesmaids dresses

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    Sep 29, 2010, 12.57 AMby roarah

    Congratulations! You look beautiful. The dress is stunning.

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    Sep 29, 2010, 12.57 AMby roarah

    Congratulations! You look beautiful. The dress is stunning.

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    Sep 29, 2010, 12.46 AMby pambox

    very beautiful. the colour of the bridesmaid’s dresses is lovely too.

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    Sep 28, 2010, 10.46 PMby skeeler

    Beautiful, awesome!!

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    Sep 28, 2010, 09.07 PMby sigalit

    i got 3 words for you:

    WOW WOW & WOW!

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    Sep 28, 2010, 06.06 PMby sabzarap

    Wow, what a beautiful dress!!! If I had to make a weddingdress, this would be my inspiration…

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    Sep 28, 2010, 06.00 PMby zaarissima

    Congratulations! (…and a wunderful dress!!!!)

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    Sep 28, 2010, 04.38 PMby chillwear

    Beautiful dress, like the bridesmaid dresses too!.

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    Sep 27, 2010, 10.49 PMby bethavan

    Your dress is stunning. Congrats on completing it. I also made my own wedding dress and understand the feeling of accomplishment.

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      Sep 28, 2010, 05.37 PMby katy-lady

      Thanks! your dress is beautiful too, simple and elegant. i love the pearls as buttons in the back. :)

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    Sep 27, 2010, 08.55 PMby milkyway


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    Sep 27, 2010, 07.35 PMby dansedelafleur

    Amazing dress! I love all the pleating/ruching on it :) Congratulations!

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    Sep 27, 2010, 07.01 PMby tamezdc

    Very Elegant wedding gown!! the bridesmaids’ dresses are beautiful as well.

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    Sep 27, 2010, 06.59 PMby delsol

    Wow, you look stunning! And congratulations!

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    Sep 27, 2010, 06.31 PMby pink-cornelia

    you look beautiful. the back is so lovely with all the buttons.

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    Sep 27, 2010, 06.25 PMby macoskrm

    Gorgeous! I hope I can pull that off someday!

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    Sep 27, 2010, 06.18 PMby tejka

    waw, lovely!

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