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Ronnie the Bridesmaid

Added Dec 4, 2008

by skaapie

Cape Town, South...






My sister was asked to be a bridesmaid for her friend’s wedding, and I was roped in to make the dress.
I don’t often make clothes for other people, so there were a few moments of frustration where our creative opinions differed!
I’ve never attempted boning before, but it ended up being a lot easier than I anticipated.

There are going to be five bridesmaids and my sister wanted to be a little bit unique, so we made the organza petticoat. When she dances and twirls, you can see the blue, but otherwise it can’t be seen.

My sister is very excited, and loves her dress.

Material Notes

Raw silk, lining, boning (rigilene), and blue organza.





BurdaStyle members for the tips on sewing a circular hem. (I ended up doing it by hand)

Jeannie for the fabric

Lou for the photos

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    Dec 8, 2008, 02.09 AMby lybu


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    Dec 6, 2008, 01.40 PMby sewmommy

    How lovely! Great work!

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    Dec 4, 2008, 11.09 PMby skaapie

    Hi All, and thanks for the lovely comments. The boning I used was Rigilene boning. That’s just the polyester one and apparently the cheapest. But also the only one available here in the backwaters of South Africa!

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    Dec 4, 2008, 03.22 PMby nenasew

    Beautiful work. Blue petticoat is such a nice touch.

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    Dec 4, 2008, 12.02 PMby taffetasilk

    wow thats really pretty! i like the blue petticoat :) what type of boning did you use?

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    Dec 4, 2008, 06.41 AMby mirela


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    Dec 4, 2008, 05.43 AMby bola

    well done! I love the dress – I would like to try boning one day too – i’m glad u say it’s not as hard as u think.bx

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    Dec 4, 2008, 04.59 AMby sewella

    Nice and elegant!

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    Dec 4, 2008, 03.06 AMby justmica

    Very beautiful!!!

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    Dec 4, 2008, 02.41 AMby anajan

    I love the dress too :). The blue petticoat is a nice touch.

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