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My Wedding Dress

Added Aug 27, 2009

by annaminiac

Emeryville, Cali...






I used Simplicity 2959 as my base and modified it by adding a layer of organza on top of the dress. I also cut the bodice pieces extra wide so that the bodice would be more tightly ruched. In the process I made 2 full muslins and hand sewed a LOT – including hand-rolling the hems of the tie pieces. I experimented with both plastic and spiral steel boning, added a waist stay and sewed horsehair braid into the hem to stiffen it. Suffice it to say I learned a lot in the process, but in the end, it was truly a labor of love and I felt so special in it. A perfect dress for a perfect day.

Photo credit goes to our amazing photographer, Monica Michelle.

Material Notes

silk taffeta, silk organza as an underlining and as an overlay, silk chiffon for the bodice, tulle and bemberg lining.




Garment Type
Chiffon, Organza, Silk, Taffeta, Tulle

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    Nov 10, 2009, 11.03 PMby reichan

    It’s really beautiful and flowy! Love the flowy look and the bodice, congrats to you anyways <3

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    Oct 29, 2009, 12.19 AMby annaminiac

    thanks for all of the encouraging comments :) Ink – yes, our wedding was at a winery in livermore. it was 106 degrees that day but the barrel room was perfectly cool.

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    Oct 7, 2009, 03.19 AMby ink

    Wow , so beautiful! Congratulations, you look so gorgeous!

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      Oct 7, 2009, 03.22 AMby ink

      Oh forgot to say how beautiful/stunning the ephemeral your gown is in contrast to that rich
      concrete structure. (Is that a winery?)
      I love the photo….Just the primitive quality against
      your delicate dress. Really gorgeous! Very Special.

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    Aug 30, 2009, 09.19 AMby bubbley74


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    Aug 29, 2009, 02.53 AMby colours

    BEAUTIFULL!! congrats! great job!

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    Aug 29, 2009, 01.57 AMby crazzy-cowgirl

    Very, Very Cute i absolutely love it it is just sooo pretty

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    Aug 29, 2009, 01.04 AMby jujubee


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    Aug 28, 2009, 03.31 PMby jmgordon52

    Aww beautiful! CONGRATS!

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    Aug 28, 2009, 04.30 AMby laurertheexplorer

    how beautiful!

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    Aug 28, 2009, 03.58 AMby oscarthegrouch108

    “oh how pretty!” was the first thing i thought when i saw the picture of it on the hanger. then i saw you in it and thought “how gorgeous!”. such a beautiful bride, may you have years and years of happiness!

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    Aug 28, 2009, 02.06 AMby calicocouture

    You look beautiful! What a lot of work. It was worth it. =)

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    Aug 28, 2009, 01.31 AMby davee09

    i love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! gorgeous!!!

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    Aug 27, 2009, 11.42 PMby spontique

    Your wedding dress is perfection in gossamer.

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    Aug 27, 2009, 09.25 PMby marloncosta

    Great job! The dress looks amazing! Very couture!

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    Aug 27, 2009, 09.06 PMby sewclairey

    Amazingly beautiful. You must feel incredibly proud! You look lovely in it.

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    Aug 27, 2009, 11.33 AMby liedemaaf

    I bet it was worth to do all that hand sewing and the two muslins as it looks perfect!!

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    Aug 27, 2009, 10.28 AMby spontique

    Gossamer perfection, brilliant work.

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    Aug 27, 2009, 09.26 AMby sarsaparilla

    That’s amazing! It looks so beautiful!!!

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    Aug 27, 2009, 09.06 AMby anajan

    Outstanding! Love the criss-cross draping on the front.

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    Aug 27, 2009, 08.45 AMby irmchen

    looks fantastic!

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    Aug 27, 2009, 08.25 AMby mrsoneill

    This is so beautiful. There’s nothing more special than a unique dress that’s all you!! Well done

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    Aug 27, 2009, 07.49 AMby lovelypolly

    what a lovely dress!!! itś very professional!

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