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p.kok
« on: September 09, 2013 01:34:52 PM »

I'm getting married next year and am seriously thinking about sewing my own dress, so I think it's about time I start working on it:) I'd say I have intermediate sewing skills and have never really worked with lace, so this shall be a fun experience. (I have to start trying things out now so I still have time to buy a dress if everything goes wrong:))

I was thinking about a tea length mostly lace dress and while googling I found this blog post: http://www.lovemydress.net/blog/2013/05/coloured-wedding-dresses-tinted-french-lace-tea-length.html

I fell in love with all of the dresses, but my favourite is the lavender one. I also like the fist two, but I'm afraid they wouldn't suit me since I have a, lets say, fuller bust. (Or would it? Gaah, it's so hard to decide what I want to wear:))

Anyway, did any of you nice ladies around here ever come across a pattern that could help me sew either? Or a book. Or anything:)? I searched etsy and amazon for vintage patterns but didn't really find anything.

Also, any advice on how I should tackle this? I really don't know where to start:)
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« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2013 07:03:18 AM »

Have you looked at Vogue's vintage line? Maybe you could find a pattern there that would work.
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« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2013 09:34:52 PM »

You can find authentic vintage patterns at

http://www.lanetzliving.net/

http://www.houseofsewingpatterns.com/

http://www.vintagesewingpatterns.com/

Also, Vogue has very nice retro patterns. Check the costume sections of the other pattern companies (Simplicity, McCalls), you might find something suitable.

And if all else fails, preg_replace('/(.{19})/', '$1 ', 'www.sewingpatterns.com') has literally thousands of dress patterns.
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« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2013 09:36:13 PM »

Oh forgot to say the book Sewing Vintage Modern includes a tutorial for a 50s style dress that's very similar. You'd have to alter the sleeves and neckline and add the big sash.
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p.kok
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2013 05:33:47 AM »

Thank you! I bought the book and am still looking for the perfect pattern. If all else fails, my mother has a friend who can supposedly make any pattern in the world (she's a sewing teacher) and I'll just go to her:)
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