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« on: December 01, 2012 12:09:52 PM »

My friend got married this summer, and asked me to make her dress.
I was way nervous, but the design was pretty simple so I felt semi-confident I could pull it off okey.
She was really cute in it and the wedding was fantastic, so even though it's not perfect everywhere I still get all fuzzy inside when looking at these pictures.
I love how the bottom-seam is a bit wrinkly in some places, cause we were running short on time so she had to help hem it (lovely to sit and handstitch with a brilliant friend on a circular skirt between us and some shakespeare on the tv). She did a good job for someone not used to sewing a lot, but it got a bit twisted and looks very hand-made =)



It's a bit Audrey Hepburn-inspired. And I knew pretty much nothing about the fashion from that era, so I had to look up a lot of inspiration.







It was an insane project. I made a toile like a few months before, then she came to visit me for three days (I think it was), only shortly before the actual wedding, so it was a bit hasty to get it all done before she had to go home again.
But it did get done, if only about 10 minutes before she had to rush to get to the train back home...
I love seeing a bride relaxed enough to do something that carelessly =)
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« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2012 12:57:06 PM »

great job... i LOVE the retro vibe... very classy
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« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2012 02:31:29 PM »

Beautiful dress, the look with her gloves is so elegant, well done!
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« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2012 03:48:37 AM »

That is so elegant. You friend is so lucky to have you. Beautiful bride.
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« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2013 06:18:16 PM »

Gorgeous!  The hem does not deter from the look at all.
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« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2013 04:19:41 AM »

This is beautiful, did you use a pattern?
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« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2013 04:22:08 AM »

This is beautiful, did you use a pattern?

No, I made it all from scratch, creating a toile on free hand, then fitting it to her.
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« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2013 04:33:54 AM »

Oh wow, I need to get my sewing skills improved. I am debating making my own wedding dress if I don't win a competition I have entered to win my own custom dress made for me, but the chances of that are slim! I love this style!
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« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2013 04:35:18 AM »

Oh wow, I need to get my sewing skills improved. I am debating making my own wedding dress if I don't win a competition I have entered to win my own custom dress made for me, but the chances of that are slim! I love this style!

If you have an old sheet or something it's actually quite easy to make a toile. Just... Pin, draw, cut and try and try again =)
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