Ultguide_webbanner_218x126

Learn How SIMPLE
Digital Patterns Really Are!

Sign Up to Receive
The Ultimate Guide to Digital Sewing Patterns eBook + a FREE Skirt Pattern!

Strapless Wedding Gown made from a tablecloth

Added Sep 8, 2017

by Beehivequeen

Copenhagen, Denmark

Tuh1r_thumb

Views

1123

2010_108_-_foto_tina_agnew_15__large

Description

I chose to sew the Strapless Wedding Gown as my wedding dress because I had sewn the dress before as a cocktail dress, and didn’t want my wedding dress creation to end in tears. The fact that Burda has made a thorough step-by-step video for this project also helped a lot. The sewing experience was a blast, partly because of the instruction video, but also because of the lovely linen tablecloth I used as fabric. The Tablecloth only cost 10 dollars in a second hand store!

After the big day was over, my friend that runs a plant dyeing workshop called Copenhagen Plantefarveri dyed a piece of silk with the flowers from my bouquet. The result was a lively, golden pattern that I have now added as the draping (see last picture). So now I have a print of my bouquet manifested in my dress. I really recommend doing something similar with flowers that bear a special meaning top you.

If you would like to sew a dress from a tablecloth, I have a couple of tips for you:
1: Tablecloths are often made of linen or cotton. Linen is a lively material that gets wrinkles before you know it. I used a special starch spray called "Stiff"during ironing. This kept the worst wrinkles away during the big day.
2: When making a garment out of an embroidered tablecloth, it is crucial to place the pattern pieces correctly so the embroidery on mirrored pieces are identical. I got a lot of help from reading about sewing with checkered fabric, as the fundamentals are the same.

Material Notes

Linen tablecloth

Difficulty

Intermediate

Related Techniques

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Bridal

Credits

København Plantefarveri

3 Comments Sign in to add a post

  • 03003e1f_2_large

    Oct 2, 2017, 08.42 AMby sewing fanatic

    what a great job and result!

  • Photo_20161217_094645_2__large

    Sep 11, 2017, 06.35 PMby Luda Tomashevska

    Looks very interesting! You placed the cloth embroidery so nicely! Such an elegant wedding gown! ))

  • Img_3596_2__large

    Sep 10, 2017, 02.28 PMby Maria Hayek

    It’s gorgeous! Congratulations :)

    • This is a question
  1. Sign in to add a post

Add to Favorites no one added it