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The tale of the 6-hour wedding dress and the baby bump---

Added Dec 8, 2010

by wilesofstarl...

Mooresville, Uni...






So, my sister decided to have a wedding instead of a civil ceremony on very short notice. (That’s the quick version of a long and complicated series of events.) My mom and I put together this wedding in two weeks. My sister had planned to borrow a dress, but the only one that fit was hideous — so I sewed her dress in six hours the night before the big day. No pattern, just a vague idea based on another dress she had (which I’ve never seen up close). Pretty simple overall, mostly shaped with gathering in back and under the bust, and lots of fittings. I used wide elastic at the top and singed the hem. I’ve rarely used knits before, and never sewn for a pregnant woman before, so it was quite an adventure. :)

Material Notes

I used a soft jersey for the main dress and a crinkled sheer for the overdress. But don’t ask my poor, exhausted brain to remember what exactly those fabrics were. >.<




Garment Type
Bridal, Romantic
Knits/Jersey, Other

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  • Just_debbie_large

    Dec 9, 2010, 12.01 PMby Deborah Zimmerman

    Congratulations to everyone—including to you Auntie! You made a very pretty simple dress for your sister. By the way she is just lovely!!! Glowing, and all that!

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      Dec 10, 2010, 02.55 AMby wilesofstarlight1

      Thank you kindly! And yeah, that would be my gorgeous sister being even more lovely. :)

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    Dec 9, 2010, 01.04 AMby cantare

    Wow! You’re like wonder woman with a sewing machine! The pattern is great and it falls very well over her baby bump ;) You both should be proud!

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      Dec 10, 2010, 02.53 AMby wilesofstarlight1

      Thanks! I worked hard on that. :) And I just wish I could be Sewing Wonder Woman, lol.

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    Dec 9, 2010, 12.00 AMby Nicolle Isabel

    Just beautiful, your sis & the dress. Congrats to her on her wedding & her bundle of joy.

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    Dec 8, 2010, 10.07 PMby cherwinamy

    Congratulations all around!

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    Dec 8, 2010, 09.00 PMby runningwithscissors1

    What a nice sister you are! It looks like the wedding turned out lovely.

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