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« on: November 14, 2008 07:34:56 AM »

I loved the idea of having sentimental pieces for our wedding so I wore my mother's veil (I altered it first) and lots of old family jewelry and I made my own dress.
We don't have our pro pics yet and I don't have a pic of the back but it is low cut with a sash and a small train.  I made my wedding dress with the New Look 6401 pattern it's all dupioni silk. What do you think?


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« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2008 07:42:04 AM »

You are beautiful!!  Everything is so simple and elegant!!!  I love it!  Congratulations Riario!!!  I hope you and your hubby have a long and happy life together!
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« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2008 07:59:07 AM »

That is a beautiful dress!
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« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2008 08:20:26 AM »

This is beautiful Smiley  You look amazing Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2008 09:24:59 AM »

This is beautiful! I'm planning on making my dress and this was one of the patterns I've been eyeing, and I"m planning to use silk as well. Did you have any trouble using silk or tips to make it easier?
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« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2008 10:26:59 AM »

This is beautiful! I'm planning on making my dress and this was one of the patterns I've been eyeing, and I"m planning to use silk as well. Did you have any trouble using silk or tips to make it easier?

thanks so much sillychilly Smiley
dupioni silk (aka raw silk) is relatively easy to sew but a slinker more satin type silk would be much more difficult. i was very concerned about washing the silk first but decided against it because i would only wear the dress once anyway.
I did make quite a few alterations to the pattern namely... lining the entire dress, bringing up the neckline a bit, bringing up the back a bit (to cover my bra), adding a few inches of length and making the train longer. also i found that this pattern wasn't sized accurately according to the measurements I should be a 14 but an 8 worked best. Luckily I made a muslin version first and it was huge so I sized down a lot.
hope that helps! let me know if you have any other questions Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2008 11:43:16 AM »

i forgot to mention that you should cut out the fabric with pinks because it frays a lot!
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« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2008 04:27:33 PM »

Your dress is just gorgeous - you did a beautiful job.   And I love your hair, too!
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« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2008 07:52:42 PM »

I had to re-read the topic for this, because I was like, "What?  What did she craft in this post?"  Oh... the dress!

Wow.  Wow.  Wow.  It looks like a designer dress!!! 

Congratulations too!
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« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2009 02:38:35 PM »

This is a gorgeous dress.  Great job.  I would love to make myself a dress like this but my sewing skills are not fantastic.  How would you rate your sewing skills?  I also love the fabric you used, where did you find it?
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