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« Reply #40 on: March 12, 2013 11:46:17 AM »

My fingers hurt just looking at this!

What a beautifully crafted gown, I would be so nervous making something like that, that is a long time to work on a project and upkeep the same body weight/structure. She looks stunning in it, and I love the lace.
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« Reply #41 on: March 23, 2013 09:15:04 AM »

I will be making my own wedding dress from scratch in a couple of months. Any suggestions? Pattern books to read, sewing books to read? Any tips? This dress is stunning! I want something with that kind of reaction. I have some pattern drafting experience and a lot of sewing experience. In my family, making your wedding dress is kind of a tradition.
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« Reply #42 on: March 24, 2013 06:36:29 AM »

I will be making my own wedding dress from scratch in a couple of months. Any suggestions? Pattern books to read, sewing books to read? Any tips? This dress is stunning! I want something with that kind of reaction. I have some pattern drafting experience and a lot of sewing experience. In my family, making your wedding dress is kind of a tradition.

If you are drafting your own sloper pattern I'd really recommend incorporating an inner bodice to give the bodice a more sturdy structure especially on strapless designs. I make the inner bodice up out of a fabric called coutil and use spiral boning. I also like to make panels on the inside so that the dress can be laced up under the zip taking the strain off of the zip and pulling the waist in by a couple of inches. Before the zip or back fastening is done up the inside will look like this:


My favourite pattern drafting book is 'Pattern Cutting and Making Up' by Martin Shoben and Janet Ward.

I hope this helps. Good luck with the dress!  Smiley
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« Reply #43 on: March 24, 2013 08:51:01 AM »

Thanks a lot for the info. Looking for the book as we speak.
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« Reply #44 on: March 28, 2013 12:34:50 PM »

That's an amazing dress!!
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« Reply #45 on: March 29, 2013 08:01:18 AM »

WOW. Fabulous, fabulous job. I am utterly speechless!!
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« Reply #46 on: March 31, 2013 03:41:03 PM »

Great job!  What a beautiful dress!
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« Reply #47 on: April 10, 2013 10:04:00 PM »

All I can say is WOW...utterly FANTASTIC job!
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« Reply #48 on: April 29, 2013 02:39:21 PM »

This dress is absolutely dreamy! You did an amazing job! She looks stunning!
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« Reply #49 on: April 30, 2013 03:44:54 AM »

Beautiful! I'd love to do a wedding gown one day...but I'll just stick with dress up clothes for toddlers for the moment!
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