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« on: March 15, 2009 05:27:55 PM »

How would I go about making this? any similar patterns?


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« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2009 05:52:07 PM »

Do you mean just the pattern - 'cuz it's possible to easily find a similar one.  Try searching bridal - formalwear on the major pattern sites - for example:

http://www.voguepatterns.com/item/V2810.htm?tab=list/evening_bridal_includes_designer&page=all

http://www.voguepatterns.com/item/V2890.htm?tab=list/evening_bridal_includes_designer&page=all

- or do you mean the embellishments/lace/ruffles?  Or the head piece?  Either way - that's a lot of different techniques rolled into a garment - how much information would you need, or do you have any experience with lace/ruffles?  What is your experience with sewing? 

In other words, how much info do you need to go about making it?  This dress could be it's own semester-long class!  It's pretty amazing.  What do you want to make it for?
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« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2009 05:54:20 PM »

I'd start out with a pattern like this:  http://www.voguepatterns.com/item/V2964.htm?tab=evening_bridal_includes_designer&page=3, extend the train, and then, with the lace part, add sleeves, and extend the neckline up, to accommodate the gathering.  You almost want it to come straight up from the shoulders, and then to flare out to create the veil.  The trick will be to find a detailed lace like that, and attaching all the ruffles.  My understanding of it is that the veil is an extension of the dress, though, and I may be wrong.
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« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2009 08:15:07 PM »

Here is another that would work:  http://cgi.ebay.com/Vogue-pattern-Tom-&-Linda-Platt-mermaid-gown-8-10-12_W0QQitemZ200294284623QQcmdZViewItemQQimsxZ20090102?IMSfp=TL0901021110007r20871#ebayphotohosting

You would just have to add the sheer lace top over plus the layers of lace for the bottom, but it would make a good base.  I am sure you can find a suitable pattern for the lacey top by just going through the pattern books at your local fabric store.  Good luck!
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