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My wedding dress - Mexican-French wedding in the Mexican cou...

Added Apr 27, 2012

by mariouchka87

Santiago, Mexico






This was my wedding dress and the only garment I ever made. I went through many, many, many errors. And because I could not get anymore of the same fabric, I had to work WITH the errors.

Still, I was surprised and happy to find out that I made a dress that actually fit me… And so happy and proud to look at the pictures and know it was really mine!

We got married in the country-side in a very simple setting, which is why I wanted something simple and made out of cotton (also, I prefer comfort over class, and we follow a rather “roots” lifestyle). My main designing concern was to hide any part of my body I did not want to see + try to make it look as if I have a waist line (which I don’t… but it worked very well although you can’t tell on these pics).

I worked with ichigogirl’s Tea Top pattern and mahaila’s 1/2 circle pattern, although I went wrong with both patterns, due to my lack of experience… I messed up the side seams for the Tea Top, and I messed up the skirt so it is actually less than a half-circle and it is crooked at the bottom! I used an invisible zipper located under the left arm.

More pictures on my photographer and friend’s blog: Julie Hagenbuch Photography

All project pictures are copyrighted by Julie Hagenbuch Photography

Material Notes

The dress is entirely made out of popeline cotton, double layer.

The lace is vintage dentelle du Puy (cotton), bought on eBay France.

The embroidery is hand made (outline stich and basic filling stich, vari-greens polyester thread).




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Bohemian, Bridal, Ethnic, Romantic, Vintage



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    Aug 1, 2012, 03.48 PMby cygnet2

    Beautiful! Hard to believe it’s your first garment! It’s just lovely.

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    Jun 7, 2012, 01.16 PMby Jutta Sormunen

    Beautiful :)

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    May 29, 2012, 10.08 PMby jellybear

    IT’s really pretty and so are your wedding photo’s well done on your first dress also very brave!!!

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    May 3, 2012, 05.22 PMby arriadney

    the dress is stunning ,and very unusual. i wish i had made my own wedding dress.you look lovely

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    May 1, 2012, 02.49 AMby infinite-plus-one

    who cares about those errors, you look beautiful and for a first project this is unbelievable ! (:

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    Apr 30, 2012, 11.02 PMby ealinglou

    No errors – just a lovely unique frock. Well done

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    Apr 30, 2012, 11.24 AMby iin

    very beautifull dress…congrat for both of ;-)

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    Apr 29, 2012, 10.59 PMby sophienissirios

    Beautiful dress and it looks so pretty on :-)

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    Apr 29, 2012, 01.47 PMby libra-s

    Congrats!!! Your wedding dress is very unique!

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    Apr 29, 2012, 08.18 AMby lindagc

    Completely charming. You look lovely and you and the groom look so happy!

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    Apr 28, 2012, 08.21 PMby mariouchka87

    Thank you so much everyone!! I didn’t know this community was so lively… I still have the sewing machine of course, so I’m looking forward to learn from everyone here and become an able DIY sewer :))

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    Apr 28, 2012, 06.27 PMby Jolands

    Wow… Can’t believe that it’s the only garment you’ve made. Well done, you look great.

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    Apr 28, 2012, 06.08 PMby littlejay

    That is gorgeous! I’m so impressed.

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    Apr 28, 2012, 01.20 PMby tessi

    You look lovely in your wedding gown! Best wishes for a wonderful married life!

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    Apr 28, 2012, 09.37 AMby lienepien

    Beautiful! Lovely dress!

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    Apr 28, 2012, 09.27 AMby marionouchka

    Muy refinado! Très joli, très fin comme travail. It suits you very well, I love the collar. Heureux mariage à toi!

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    Apr 28, 2012, 09.01 AMby nishavinod2009

    Your wedding dress is divine! forget all the imperfections. You both are definitely, crazy in love and happy. thats all that matters. Congratulations and God Bless!

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    Apr 28, 2012, 06.50 AMby RedDynamica

    WOW! you did an amazing job! it is class & comfy! you look amazing!

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    Apr 28, 2012, 06.17 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    what a lovely dress! and where are the errors?? i can only see a lovely dress!

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    Apr 28, 2012, 12.45 AMby zsyzu

    Very pretty. Congratulations on both your wedding and a beautiful dress!

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    Apr 28, 2012, 12.32 AMby NeederMoo

    So pretty! :D

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    Apr 28, 2012, 12.19 AMby Irene Jones - Arias

    Bellísimo! Me encanta el bordado y las aplicaciones de tu vestido, le dan una apariencia tan romántica! Además, te queda perfecto, felicidades!!!

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    Apr 27, 2012, 11.53 PMby kstyled

    What a lovely wedding dress !!! Thanks for sharing this.

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    Apr 27, 2012, 11.26 PMby schnui

    What a beautiful and special dress. It didn’t matter to me one bit that you had made mistakes because you made it with love and excitement for your wedding day. I too made my wedding dress and it still hangs in my wardrobe as a reminder of one of the best days of my life (32years ago). All the very best for a very happy marriage.

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    Apr 27, 2012, 10.45 PMby merche

    Precioso! Mi más sincera enhorabuena!

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