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Pastel orange bridesmaid's dress

Added Nov 2, 2013

by kate61

Indiana, United ...






This past summer, two of my best friends got married and invited me to be in their wedding. All of the bridesmaids’ dresses were different, not just in style, but in the color scheme she chose: pastel rainbow, with seven people on each side, lined up in rainbow order. And it’s really difficult to find a dress off the rack that’s pastel orange, cantaloupe, creamsicle, or anything of the sort.

A note about the pattern – it’s really not cut for a large bust, which means that the waist is really boxy. I realized this after I had everything put together, so I took it in at the seams (as much as I could given the side zip), but I would really recommend adjusting the pattern beforehand. As it is, the looseness at the waist makes it gap and fold after wearing it for any length of time. Of course, boning would have helped with this – I skipped this step because I didn’t think it was necessary. Oops!

If I make this again, I think I’ll opt for a circle skirt – I liked the fullness for dancing, but they hang a little funny and add a lot of volume.

Material Notes

quilting? cotton
satin lining




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Romantic, Vintage, Other
Cotton, Blends

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    Nov 2, 2013, 08.28 PMby Mary Athey

    This looks really lovely on you especially in your last ohoto x

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      Nov 4, 2013, 02.00 AMby kate61

      Thank you! I’m just beginning my adventures in dress-making, and I’m loving the community aspect of this site!

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      Nov 4, 2013, 08.07 AMby Mary Athey

      This is a really great sewing site and the people are friendly and inspiring. You will get lots of help and advice on here. Start by adding some friends, that way your projects will appear on their page for them to look at. Sometimes theres that much posted some projevts get overlooked. Happy sewing x

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