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Orange & Ivory Wedding Dress

Added Dec 15, 2011

by DummyDressmaker

Ashland, Oregon,...






This is my wedding dress.

It’s made primarily of off-white silk. The train is removable, and lined with three layers of organza to get the right shade of pinky-orange. I love how it flared out behind me when I was walking.

I really, really wish I had done boning in the bodice but I didn’t leave myself enough time to make it and I was terrified of screwing up.

The last picture is without the flowers and before we dyed the stretch lace to match the silk. Took several tries before the tea made the lace the right shade & tone.

My favorite part is probably the petticoats. They were a nightmare to make but totally worth it. I love the extra color they give to the dress and how they peek out when I’m dancing.

Obviously my sewing skills aren’t quite up to par, but overall I’m proud of this dress.

Material Notes

Ivory silk (bought the whole $20-a-yard bolt at Joann’s with a 60% off coupon. booyah), stretch lace, organza, netting, ribbon.




Summer, Spring
Garment Type

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    Jan 30, 2012, 09.38 PMby servareginae

    Perfectly lovely. You have raw talent. You’ll be a fine costume designer one day.

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    Jan 30, 2012, 03.01 PMby elizabethking

    Absolutely delightful. You should be proud of this.

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    Jan 29, 2012, 10.49 AMby suzetewilliams

    Beautiful dress and it looks like you had a wonderful wedding. Thank you for sharing your pictures. Have a long and happy life together and make many more beautiful dresses for more special occasions to come.

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    Jan 29, 2012, 10.16 AMby lienepien

    Looks beautiful! I like it how you used the colour!

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    Jan 29, 2012, 06.12 AMby Elleduncan

    This dress is beautiful. Not heavy, but really beautiful.

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    Jan 28, 2012, 06.54 PMby denise2003

    I love this! Great colors and it looks so good on you. Nothing wrong with your sewing skills.

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    Jan 28, 2012, 12.17 AMby Couture Academic

    So gorgeous!!! I love the petticoats too! Mine were a nightmare to make too, but the dress wouldn’t have been the same without them. Love that you hand dyed your fabric too. Congrats and you look beautiful :)

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    Jan 27, 2012, 10.16 PMby Lucypie

    Gasp! I love it! Great job and many happy years!

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    Jan 27, 2012, 04.53 PMby vji

    such a beautiful dress:-)) love the roses…it looks grt on u..happy married life:-))

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    Jan 22, 2012, 08.45 AMby seriana06

    I just love this dress! How did you do this flowers, I want to make some dresses with flowers for my kids but I’m not sure if I have to buy them or if I can make some for myself?!

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      Feb 1, 2012, 11.23 PMby DummyDressmaker

      The flowers are made with folded ribbon and a hot glue gun. I tried a few different ways of making them, most of which recommended sewing, but that just wasn’t as secure. I’ll see if I can find a link to the tutorial I used… if not, I’ll do one of my own. =)

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    Jan 10, 2012, 07.11 PMby Isabel Alexander

    The dress is sooo pretty and it looks great on you, and you’re very cute =]

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    Jan 9, 2012, 03.12 AMby VeggiNerdz

    This is just seriously wow! Amazing!The dress is gorgeous before and after the dying of the lace. Congrats on both the wedding and the dress!

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    Jan 7, 2012, 09.10 PMby supercalla

    Wow, what a beautiful dress! The fabric roses are awesome too :D

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    Dec 17, 2011, 03.05 PMby lisbeth-s

    Splendid, wow!!!! Great job :)

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    Dec 16, 2011, 10.41 PMby Yuki M

    Beautiful!! love the sweet colour combo !

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    Dec 16, 2011, 08.00 PMby Sewbynite

    I can’t beleive you’d say your sewing skills arent up to par! This is beutiful professional and unique!!! This is why we sew. to make our dreams come tru. I think you did a FANTASTIC job. Enjoy your new marriage.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 04.14 PMby nidhi


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    Dec 16, 2011, 03.49 PMby blueartisan

    Absolutely stunning! I wish more brides would use colour! You should be very proud of that dress!

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    Dec 16, 2011, 11.54 AMby pambox

    Great dress – love the slight quirkiness of the orange petticoat, train, and flowers.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 08.55 AMby olac

    Are u kidding? U’r sewing skills are just fine! This dress is lovely and unique and fits you like a glove. Re: boning, be glad u ran out of time, it is terribly uncomfortable to sit in! It looks like you had so much fun at your wedding, too! Congratulations.

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    Dec 16, 2011, 07.10 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    what a beautiful dress. like a rose, opening up in the morningsunlight! lovely!

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    Dec 16, 2011, 12.35 AMby sala22

    stunning job!

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    Dec 15, 2011, 10.56 PMby schnui

    Your wedding dress is so beautiful and I love the colour you chose to make it in. You look so radiantly happy and I am sure you had the best day with your new husband. Congratulations!!

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    Dec 15, 2011, 10.44 PMby laikadoll

    This is SO beautiful! :D congratulations, you look so wonderful and glowy! x

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    Dec 15, 2011, 10.27 PMby nookie

    i love the varied orange fabrics and the petticoat is divine

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    Dec 15, 2011, 08.11 PMby iin

    So beautifull,fresh…congrat, great job.

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