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print garden wedding dress - top: vintage, bottom: franken-j...

Added Sep 6, 2011

by elamberdor

Wagga, Australia






the top is a gather over from one of my favourite vintage reprints, the skirt is my own fiddling, I wanted the skirt to have a crisp flat front panel, but low, almost Jodhpur like sides jutting out from the side, then they all meet as a bubble skirt at the end. The idea was to flatten the tummy, but add extra hip volume to balance, still keeping it tiny round the waist and back. Put an extra thick interfacing in the skirt to retain those pleats.

I took my time on this one, edged every hem, handsewwed the gatherings tight, ironed and such, I really think it paid off, I was economical with the fabric, and the torso top/bottom pattern matched up surprising even me! People at the wedding kept asking where I bought it, so that was a higlight :)

If I could do it over I would lower that neckline a touch, you can’t really wear any jewellery with this one!

Material Notes

- stretch thick bengaline like fabric
- thick fabric interfacing
- big chunky dress zip in the back




Garment Type
Preppy, Romantic, Vintage

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    Sep 8, 2011, 12.33 PMby robygiup

    Love both the pattern and the fabric! Good choice!

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    Sep 7, 2011, 11.32 PMby bjr99

    Quite pretty. Love the fabric!

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    Sep 7, 2011, 09.36 PMby milkyway

    Love the fabrics!! really gorgeous print!

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    Sep 7, 2011, 10.27 AMby daisylynn

    It looks pretty, but do you have any better pics? The description of your skirt sounds fab but I can’t make out anything in the lower picture.

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    Sep 6, 2011, 10.38 PMby marloncosta

    Lovely! The print is amazing!

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    Sep 6, 2011, 07.07 PMby kanamithedreamer

    So pretty; I love that fabric!

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