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Wedding Bells are Ringing Series. #1

Added Jan 3, 2013

by sew4my3

Wauwatosa, Wisco...






The invite may say ‘optional,’ but opting for high glamour has always won out. When that really ritzy gala or wedding comes your way, you’ll do well to slip into this chic dress that offers all the classic elements of elegance. To top it off, a rhinestone-buckle belt keeps you dazzling as the toasts mount and the sweets disappear.
I made this dress for my daughters wedding rehearsal and dinner. The style is retro 60’s and made from a ivory woven raw silk, which meant it had to be totally lined to avoid those embarrassing see through moments. Luckily I had an vintage belt buckle in my supplies and was able to make the belt using it. Over all it was a fairly easy dress to fit, at least easier than some others.

This will be a series of items made for the wedding on Dec. 15, 2012 and there will be a free tutorial sometime during the series so check back often to see when it’s posted.

Material Notes

Woven Raw Silk in Ivory, Cotton lining, rhinestone belt buckle. Based from Vintage Vogue pattern 5132.




Garment Type
Bridal, Classic, Vintage

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    Feb 6, 2013, 03.46 PMby 1sewingprincess

    Beautiful dress…very elegant and chic

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      Feb 14, 2013, 02.13 PMby sew4my3

      Thanks so much!

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    Jan 5, 2013, 10.11 PMby bjr99

    Beautiful dress! Congrats!!

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      Jan 6, 2013, 02.41 AMby sew4my3

      Thank you bjr99.

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    Jan 5, 2013, 12.34 PMby jadealamode

    great dress!

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      Jan 6, 2013, 02.41 AMby sew4my3

      Thanks for the kind words, jadealamode!

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    Jan 3, 2013, 10.44 PMby anajan

    Lovely dress and a beautiful bride! Congratulations!

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      Jan 4, 2013, 09.30 AMby sew4my3

      Aww… thanks Anajan! Congrats on your recent marriage too!

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    Jan 3, 2013, 07.11 PMby kess

    Beautiful and elegant! so perfect!

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      Jan 4, 2013, 09.29 AMby sew4my3

      Thanks a bunch!

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    Jan 3, 2013, 03.49 PMby Mary Athey

    Gorgeous dress.and.its.so lovely and.elegant.on x

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      Jan 3, 2013, 06.58 PMby sew4my3

      Thank you!

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