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« on: April 17, 2009 06:19:03 PM »

I got married in August and my lovely Mum made my dress. We always planned she would make my dress but were uninspired by all the fabric we saw, so we went to an Indian sari/clothing shop and came out with the perfect thing.

I don't think it's actually called a sari but it's sold as a suit. It was one long length (I think about 5 meters) of a creamy, heavy viscose type material (sorry i don't know my fabrics) which had sequins and bead embroidered on it. And it came with the "scarf" which was a 1meter long piece of chiffony material, again embroidered. It cost 75 for the lot which is SO MUCH cheaper than any heavily embroidered dress would cost.

Out of that Mum was able to make my dress. The main appliqued part we put on the bodice, and the less embroidered bits made the skirt.

I knew what i wanted to do with the scarf but my big bum and the scarf size made it tough, but after lots of moving the pattern around the fabric, we finally got the effect I wanted by sewing the two lengths together and putting it around the back as an overlay for the skirt.

Here's some photos, several to try and show the detail of the dress. NOTE: I am wearing a corset underneath it. It didn't NEED it, but I did, to feel sexy and glamorous on my wedding day.

Evening shot so you can see how sparkly the embelishments were:

The overskirt layer made from the chiffony scarf:

My Mum also made the bridesmaid dresses and the flowergirl's headdress. I made the bridesmaid's jewellery.

The wedding had a bit of a Princess Bride theme, here's the table centre pieces. Everyone also got a Dread Pirate Robert's booty bag of goodies! Cheesy

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« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2009 06:46:46 PM »

Beautiful, just simply beautiful!

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« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2009 07:43:19 PM »

wow...this is amazingly beautiful!  Thanks for sharing  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2009 09:28:22 PM »

The wedding dress is absolutley stunning.

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« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2009 08:09:36 AM »

That's a very beautiful dress. Well done to your mum, and congrats to you an hubby Smiley
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2009 08:48:29 AM »

Really pretty and great idea for fabric!
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« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2009 02:37:56 PM »

I love your dress!  I adore Sari's and this dress could not be lovelier!  Props to mom and the beautiful bride!

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