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« on: October 12, 2010 09:28:23 AM »

Okay, I'm way behind in posting this! I am a fashion design student, and I got engaged 3 years ago while in a fashion design class. So for my big huge final project, I made my wedding gown! It was so fun. It was about 3 months of constant work, but it was worth it. It is inspired by a dress I tried on at David's Bridal, and could not afford, so I made it myself. Here are some photos my photographer took at the wedding, I didn't really get a chance to take close-up, technical photos of the dress yet.





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« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2010 10:02:13 AM »

Beautiful!  I'm about to venture into making my wedding gown for next summer and I really want to do rouching on the bottom---any tips?  That's the part I'm least looking forward to!  I'm doing the whole dress from scratch, so I don't have any pattern or anything to follow.
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« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2010 10:03:13 AM »

Beautiful work.  It looks fantastic and so well made.  You have a fantastic eye for detail.

How did you construct the skirt so it draped so beautifully?
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« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2010 10:23:43 AM »

It's stunning! You did a great job and you look beautiful in it!
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« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2010 10:57:39 AM »

Thank you, Thank you. The draping on the bottom of the dress was pretty tricky. Let's see if I can explain it in a way that makes sense Smiley First I made a very full skirt, next I made an even fuller and longer skirt. Then I just grabbed handfuls of the outer fabric and tacked it in place with a few stitches. The only real tip I have is to be really patient! And some of my tacks didn't look very nice, so I found pretty rhinestone button-y things to cover up the stitches. You can't see them very well in the photos, but there are buttons inside each gather. I really wasn't sure how to start, so this was how I decided to do it. I didn't use a pattern when I made this dress, but I just found a similar looking gown in a McCall's pattern #5321, check it out.
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« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2010 11:44:02 AM »

gorgeous!!! so well done!! oh and congratulations Smiley !
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« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2010 03:46:23 PM »

Wow! This is so beautiful and you look great in it. Congratulations!
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« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2010 10:53:33 PM »

far more gorgeous than anything from davids bridal!!!
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« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2010 12:26:45 AM »

Beautiful dress - you look lovely in it !  I find it amazing that you can produce something like that without a pattern too.  Congratulations (and on your wedding too)

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« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2010 09:10:53 AM »

what a stunning dress, and you look beautiful in it! Cheesy
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