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Pleated Goddess Wedding Gown

Added Oct 4, 2010

by hartdesigns

Albuquerque, New...






My best friend got married this summer so I made her dress. We chose a cream silk charmeuse for the dress and skirt lining. The wedding was outside in July so I lined the bodice in cotton which would be more comfortable and moister wicking than silk. I added pleats to the bodice front and back and made a large flower broach which Rosie wore on her waist. Rosie did not want a bustle so I attached a ribbon loop into the hem of the train and she held the train up with her wrist. To throw in “something blue” I used blue fabric for the sleeve facings and added a fun ribbon for the waist stay.

Material Notes

Silk, Cotton




Garment Type
Cotton, Silk

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    Oct 6, 2010, 07.48 AMby katexxxxxx


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    Oct 4, 2010, 05.05 PMby amaydak

    Amazing job, your friend looks beautiful!

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    Oct 4, 2010, 02.50 PMby kihli

    So carefully worked out details! How long did it take you to make this dress?

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      Oct 4, 2010, 03.50 PMby hartdesigns

      All together, including designing, fabric shopping, drafting the pattern, fitting and finishing it took me 25 hours to make the dress which, considering I spread this out over 6 months is not bad at all.

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    Oct 4, 2010, 02.16 PMby tamezdc

    Very pretty gown! Lucky friend!

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    Oct 4, 2010, 01.47 PMby lauriana

    Wow. Great work! Your friend must have been so happy with it.

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      Oct 4, 2010, 03.51 PMby hartdesigns

      Thank you! She was!!

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    Oct 4, 2010, 12.46 PMby lynnevv

    So Beautiful-flattering and I love the flower.

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    Oct 4, 2010, 04.42 AMby kelepso

    I love to see wedding dress creations on BurdaStyle, because many of you are very talented and creative. This is a sweet dress and if I were attending the wedding, I would have never guess the dress was custom made by you. Great Job! Althought very simple and cleant (which I like), it looks beautiful, especially with the flower brouch.

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