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Ruffles a Wedding Dress

Added Mar 29, 2013

by Ruffles Gazebo

Adelaide, Australia






Late in 2011, a lovely lady i worked with approached me and asked me to make the dress for her big day! After (finally) agreeing, we worked together with an inspiration picture on her dress over the next good part of a year!
There were no photos available of the front of the dress, so we designed it together, using lace from her mothers wedding dress to embellish it.

Her mother made her own wedding dress, and the bride and her mother both wanted the lace from the top incorporated into the design. I cut it all up and trimmed into it and reworked it onto the bust line of the bodice, and all around the basque. What a horrifying thing it is cutting into someones old wedding dress!

The Bodice has two layers at the back, an underneath corseted layer, to give it the right shape, and then button closing panels over the top to disguise the corsetry below.
The skirt has molded fishing wire through the hem.

This dress was made over almost a year, with mutiple fittings, and toiles :)

For much much more information and pictures and notes, visit my blog Ruffles Gazebo

Material Notes

Silk Dupion for corset
Silk cotton for the corset lining
Coutil for middle corset layer
Silk Chiffon for skirt
Steel spiral boning, white steel boning, grommets, lacing




Garment Type
Bridal, Romantic, Vintage


Glenn Hawke Photography

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    May 11, 2013, 07.42 PMby afarah

    Stunning and beautiful

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    Apr 2, 2013, 08.52 PMby ladyshape

    Good work lady!

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    Apr 2, 2013, 02.19 AMby lizajane09


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    Mar 31, 2013, 06.48 AMby micbrown

    Beautiful work. Well done. The dress and the bride look a million bucks.

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    Mar 30, 2013, 03.04 AMby kisses

    Lovely dress

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    Mar 30, 2013, 02.19 AMby runningwithscissors1

    Wow, beautiful dress!

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    Mar 29, 2013, 11.34 PMby MissCorsetLizz

    Amazing Work!! :-D

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    Mar 29, 2013, 09.22 PMby freakusbzzz

    Wowzers Ruffles. What an amazing job you did.

    Are you still in Canberra?

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      Mar 30, 2013, 12.07 AMby Ruffles Gazebo

      AH thanks heaps :D

      I actually moved to Adelaide at the beginning of the year to do a costume course here :) its so lovely

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    Mar 29, 2013, 08.58 PMby G-A-

    Wow, that is a work of art.

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    Mar 29, 2013, 03.34 PMby lentretemps

    This wedding dress is gorgeous !

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