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Strapless Wedding Gown made from a tablecloth

Added Sep 8, 2017

by Beehivequeen

Copenhagen, Denmark






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



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København Plantefarveri

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    Oct 2, 2017, 08.42 AMby sewing fanatic

    what a great job and result!

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    Sep 11, 2017, 06.35 PMby Luda Tomashevska

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

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    Sep 10, 2017, 02.28 PMby Maria Hayek

    It’s gorgeous! Congratulations :)

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