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Test dress for wedding

Added Aug 9, 2011

by robygiup

Novara, Italy




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On end of September I’m invited at a wedding of a friend and I’m working at my dress!
This is a test version I realized with an old bed sheet. I realized the pattern by myself following a book that teaches how to draw patterns.

After completing it I realized I don’t like the skirt… it’s very different from the idea I had! Maybe I missed some pences, but there weren’t pences in the book description!

I’m going to modify the skirt part of the dress and also tune a bit the size of the bodice. The skirt will become shorter and with three gore flounces. Hope it will look nice…

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Material Notes

old bed sheet




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Bridal, Classic, Evening Wear, Romantic

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    Aug 14, 2011, 06.48 AMby hukilaulei

    I cannot wait too see the final product!

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    Aug 11, 2011, 10.27 AMby HandledwithCare

    I think it looks lovely! Funky, unusual and elegant at the same time :-)

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      Aug 12, 2011, 08.21 AMby robygiup

      “Funky, unusual and elegant” exactly what I wanted it to be!!! I hope the final version will be this way too!

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      Aug 12, 2011, 07.06 PMby HandledwithCare

      I can’t reply to a reply? Anyway, I’m sure the finished result is going to be amazing! I’m going to be looking out for it! :-)

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    Aug 11, 2011, 06.15 AMby stephaniehotz

    i like this a lot! maybe the skirt would look better if it was raised a few inches, i really like the skirt but i’m also a fan of high waisted dresses and skirts, so that might be an option if you like high waisted things!

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      Aug 12, 2011, 08.19 AMby robygiup

      Good idea the high waisted option! This time I think I will make a low waist version, but that could be an option for a future dress! :)

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    Aug 11, 2011, 12.23 AMby aluckmann

    This is lovely – I can’t wait to see the final version. I think the skirt looks awesome too.

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      Aug 12, 2011, 08.17 AMby robygiup

      Thank you!!! :)
      I hope it won’t take much to finish the final dress, then I will post it here!

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    Aug 10, 2011, 06.13 AMby mixtlii

    Actually what I like most in this dress is the skirt! But oh well, I suppose we all have different tastes :) gore flounces are nice too! Good luck!

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      Aug 10, 2011, 09.32 AMby robygiup

      Thank you!
      For sure we all have different tastes! :)
      To be honest the skirt is cute, but the problem is that it is different from what I expected… there was a sketch of this skirt on the book, and I like most the book version!!!

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    Aug 10, 2011, 12.18 AMby ghainskom

    I think it’s beautiful as is, skirt and all!

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      Aug 10, 2011, 09.33 AMby robygiup

      Thanks ! :)

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    Aug 9, 2011, 09.32 PMby hukilaulei

    I think it looks great! It will be a great looking wedding gown and its an equally fabulous summer dress!

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      Aug 10, 2011, 09.34 AMby robygiup

      Really! Maybe I can make one with a simple cotton fabric (the wedding one will be shantung 100% silk) as summer dress!
      Once I will tune the pattern it would be faster and easy to sew another dress like this! :)

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