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Wedding Dress Joanna

Added Jun 4, 2010

by apvolek21

Nashville, Tenne...






My sister-in-law asked me to try my hand at making her wedding dress when, after weeks and weeks of searching, she couldn’t find the perfect dress. We went back and forth many times and after 4 months, 5 mock-ups and too many sketches to count, we landed on what was soon to be her dream dress. I let her pick out the fabric – 100% silk crepe de chine and she wanted an off white color since she has such a pale complexion. Never before did I know just how many colors of white there actually are! All in all, the wedding was fantastic and the dress held up— she looked gorgeous, and that was all I could have asked for.

All fabric was dyed a light shade of ecru. The bodice was draped and hand stitched to keep the pleats in place. An extra piece of gather habotai was used under the skirt to add some fullness. Hems were rolled up twice then hand stitched. A tiny antique lace belt was sewn on at the waist as well.

Material Notes

100% silk crepe de chine of various weights (dyed ecru)
100% silk habotai lining
silk thread
Sewn in bra




Garment Type

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    Jan 30, 2011, 09.58 PMby Laura Bolčina

    Gorgeous!! I love the “statue” photo. :)

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    Jun 23, 2010, 08.18 AMby woman

    oh my gosshhh that is just absolutely breathtakinggggg!!!!

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    Jun 13, 2010, 06.50 AMby linen1

    Well done. The bride was outrageous in her shoe color choice, too!

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    Jun 8, 2010, 11.22 PMby peachypanda

    wow just simply wow!

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    Jun 7, 2010, 01.43 AMby kelepso

    Simply, yet elegant

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    Jun 6, 2010, 06.38 PMby ranzien

    WOW, it’s beautiful, stunning, gorgerous… :)

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    Jun 6, 2010, 05.33 AMby rifka


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    Jun 5, 2010, 05.20 PMby robynemde

    The bride looks beautiful in your ethereal and lovely creation!

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    Jun 5, 2010, 02.00 AMby apvolek21

    Thank you so much for all of your kind words! It was a lot of work and I am still surprised that I actually pulled it off!

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    Jun 5, 2010, 01.31 AMby Ruffles Gazebo

    this is stunning and looks amazing on her!

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    Jun 4, 2010, 08.40 PMby fabricaddict

    Wow that dress is beautiful, well done it’s stunning, your sister in law looks amazing and that colour white suits her very well!

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    Jun 4, 2010, 04.45 PMby tamezdc

    Great job! Very elegant wedding dress.

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    Jun 4, 2010, 04.06 PMby emilief

    so beautiful, the draping is perfect and the bride looks gorgeous, well done really !!

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    Jun 4, 2010, 03.55 PMby duyendao

    It’s so beautiful!!!

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    Jun 4, 2010, 03.50 PMby Erin E


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    Jun 4, 2010, 03.30 PMby chillwear

    Very pretty wedding dress, love the pictures!

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