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Something old, Something new.

Added May 10, 2013

by kajawillip

Stromness, Unite...






My customer wanted a wedding dress that wasn’t too wedding-y if that makes sense. She showed me pages of ideas all with lots of lace and this was the final creation.

The lace parts were a very organic process as I had to buy in lots of antique lace, see what we had and see what looked good together.
Amazingly the lace we used actually matched…it was ment to be :)

I used vogue options pattern no v8766 as a base….the back and sleeves were draped on as was the lace front bodice. I also re drafted the skirt which was a full skirt but the customer found it too heavy so the lining and the underlining were scaled down to a 3/4 circle. leaving the chiffon at full.

covered 11mm buttons in the satin and used hook and eyes where the zip ended up to the neck line. the edge of the chiffon back was faced using vintage silk bias tape from my old sewing box collection

Material Notes

Antique lace (pre-Victorian)- probably cotton or silk?
dark gold silk chiffon (underling has changed the colour some what)
crepe satin probably polyester
Polyester lining
hand made buttons




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Bridal, Classic, Victorian, Vintage
Chiffon, Cotton, Lace/Sequins, Polyester, Satin, Silk

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    Jun 6, 2013, 07.22 PMby kajawillip

    changed the photos….much better :)

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    May 16, 2013, 08.40 PMby Srdenko

    Just beautiful!!!

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    May 12, 2013, 08.28 PMby Laurel CJ

    Love the dress! I especially like the buttons on the back, so lovely :)

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    May 11, 2013, 04.37 PMby Cristina Staicu

    I love it :)

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    May 11, 2013, 07.06 AMby martinK

    freat wedding dress. lovely lace! congrats :-)

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    May 10, 2013, 09.54 PMby Angie H

    very pretty!

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    May 10, 2013, 07.38 PMby Mary Athey

    this happens a lot with photos for some strange reason?? the dress is gorgeous though x

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    May 10, 2013, 06.10 PMby Käsekosmonautin

    I have the same problem with my photos. And the dress is ROMANTIC and beautiful!

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    May 10, 2013, 05.00 PMby kajawillip

    For some reason the photos are appearing all squashed..at least on my computer anyway. If you click on view all they seem to be normal :) xx

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