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Topic: Grandmother's Vintage Wedding Dress Pattern - Maybe Someday  (Read 1539 times)
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« on: June 18, 2007 12:18:41 PM »

I'm not sure if this is the place to post this or not, since I'm not even getting married.

The other day while helping my Grandmother, I came across the pattern she used for her beautiful wedding dress. She made the dress herself, and wore it in 1943, however I don't know when the pattern was originally published. A very close family friend is a professional seamstress and makes wedding dresses for a living. She looked at the pattern, and LOVED it. After working on HUNDREDS of dresses with HUNDREDS of brides, she decided this one was her favorite due to the beautiful clean lines and the unique pleating at the waist that would be flattering for almost every shape.

I hope some day when I get the chance, I will get to use this pattern for my own wedding. (We can always dream can't we?)

Sometimes we all need a little inspiration, so maybe this will inspire someone who actually has an upcoming wedding.

Thanks for letting me share.

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« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2007 12:20:05 PM »

Thank you for sharing!  It's a beautiful dress.  Aren't vintage patterns awesome?

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« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2007 12:23:13 PM »

Why wait? Why not make one of the shorter dresses shown in the picture? It's a vintage look but it's a classic, and like you said, very flattering!
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« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2007 12:23:33 PM »

Thanks for sharing! I would love to see an actual dress made from that pattern.

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« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2007 12:28:44 PM »

I would love to make the shorter dresses, however the pattern has been cut to a very small vintage size 10. Far from my own size. My seamstress friend, can recreate the pattern to the correct size, however, this would take hours of work. I wouldn't ask her that unless it was for something big, like a wedding.

But, if that day ever comes, perhaps I will ask her to make the shorter version to a pattern also for future purposes.

There is something special about wearing your mother's or grandmother's dress to your wedding. I see it done a lot. But for us crafty folk, this seems just the same, but allowing you to have your own style.

I will see if I can find my Grandmother's wedding pictures to show you her dress. I do not have one on hand currently.

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« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2007 12:33:40 PM »

That's interesting and beautiful! I hope you'll get to making it one day. Smiley


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« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2007 02:15:12 PM »

Nice pattern.  Love the packaging on the envelope.
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2007 11:30:27 AM »

I love it  Smiley

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« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2007 11:40:58 AM »

haha i agree, otherskys... i was looking a while ago and one i wanted was like 16 bucks! crazy pattern people

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