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Simple, Yet Elegant, Wedding Dress

Added Sep 1, 2010

by sunbeachsurf

City, United States






My boyfriend and I decided to get married spur of the moment because he found out he is deploying soon. Since there was no time for shopping around, I decided to make a simple dress – no pattern needed – for the ceremony. We’re both from western Michigan, but living in California, and I found this great Micheal Miller lilac fabric which reminded me of our beloved Michigan. I made a simple half circle skirt and a psuedo princess seamed bodice, which I smocked in the back for the perfect fit, without the need for a zipper or straps. I had a picture of it on Facebook, and an aunt asked if the material was an old tablecloth! So, to break up the pattern a bit, and to reduce any confusion with Grandma’s upholstry, I made a white sash. I think it came out quite nice and certainly seems elegant enough to wear alongside my husband’s dress blues. I also made the lily in my hair, just a fake flower that I hot glued to a hair clip. The whole outfit maybe cost me about $40… and I’m over estimating. Doesn’t my new husband look handsome in his uniform?

Material Notes

Micheal Miller Flower Fairies in Lilac (cotton)
cheap $1 a yard tule
White cotton broadcloth




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Cotton, Tulle

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    Sep 3, 2010, 05.55 AMby sewgurlwmu

    Congrats from Western Michigan! :) You looked beautiful on your wedding day and the dress was the perfect touch. I wish you a long and happy marriage!

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    Sep 2, 2010, 08.01 PMby abbyzeeble

    How romantic! A beautiful dress. Congratulations on your marriage.

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    Sep 2, 2010, 05.25 PMby sewingeek47

    So cute ! It suits you adorably <3

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    Sep 2, 2010, 01.19 AMby Melissa Williams

    That’s a darling dress and a sweet story. You are a very talented sewer! Thank you for sharing this with us all. Have a long and happy marriage! :)

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    Sep 2, 2010, 12.46 AMby pamchar

    wow!!!! Beautiful, I love it

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    Sep 2, 2010, 12.29 AMby pink-cornelia

    love the dress. you look so pretty. best wishes.

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    Sep 1, 2010, 09.55 PMby dingogroupie

    congratulations! you look beautiful and i love that fabric :)

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    Sep 1, 2010, 08.03 PMby Ricardo Abreu

    This site is about the garment, no the accesories, your husband, (joke) You are all right, He looks handsome and you look very pretty. Congratulations.

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