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Topic: Vintage Vogue Wedding Dress  (Read 41329 times)
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« Reply #50 on: June 14, 2009 11:19:39 PM »

That's absolutely stunning.  I love the fabrics, and the colours, and the buttons, and the shape... it's all just beautiful.  Absolutely (I really can't emphasise this enough) beautiful.  Totally 'rocks'.
« Reply #51 on: June 14, 2009 11:50:07 PM »

Absolutely stunning!  You should feel proud of your beautiful work.
« Reply #52 on: June 14, 2009 11:58:36 PM »

Also, how was that pattern to sew?  Did you have to do any serious alterations?  I love the big full skirt vintage dresses since I have an hourglass figure with a LARGE rear end, and it helps to only have to adjust waist up lol!  Did the pattern look easy to alter for a large bust and smaller waist?

I've been keeping my eye on this pattern for a possible anniversary dress pattern. Cheesy

Lovely pattern to sew up, I really enjoyed it. I barely had to make any adjustments really. I added a couple of cm's to the mid section to accomodate a long body, and I did end up altering the shoulders very slightly, oh and adding 1.5cm to the centre back bodice to make sure the brides underwear didn't show...the back is very low.
I didn't bother with bound buttonholes as suggested in the pattern, but went for machine sewn. I figured when the pattern was written originally in 1954 no one sewing at home had one step buttonhole functions on their machines, so bound would be their best option, mine was machine sewn.

ETA, it's really easy to make a full bust adjustment too, I used the pattern pieces as a starting point to make a nightgown for myself, and had to add a couple of cms to the top bodice length plus slash and spread the pattern to add in more gathers to accomodate a larger bust. Saying that though, it works well up to approx an E cup, I'm a H cup, and I made the nightgown larger for breastfeeding.

Thank you so much for all the sweet comments, I really do appreciate them. the dress is now hung up in it's dress cover waiting to be picked up today.
I'll post modelled pics after the wedding with the brides permission.

Love Jeanette
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« Reply #53 on: June 15, 2009 05:16:35 AM »

Wow, really gorgeous dress, well done!
« Reply #54 on: June 15, 2009 05:56:01 AM »

The dress is absolutely stunning, you did an amazing job!  Thank you so much for sharing.

« Reply #55 on: June 15, 2009 06:18:49 AM »

wowowowowow  Shocked Shocked Shocked
« Reply #56 on: June 15, 2009 06:57:37 AM »

Thanks Jeanette, your comments on the pattern really helped me!  I think I might get this next time vogue patterns are on sale at the store. Cheesy

The bride will love this!

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« Reply #57 on: June 15, 2009 06:58:29 AM »

Personally, I think it's gorgeous, and as long as the two of  you talked ahead of time when you were picking out fabric and patterns then she'll know what to expect. And even if she doesn't, I see no reason for her not to like it!

Also, don't be nervous about what her sister and the rest of her family thinks. Fashion designer or not, different people have different tastes all the time. My younger sister and I have completely differant styles, so even if I spent thousands of dollars on the PERFECT dress for me, my sister would still hate it! She may or may not like the dress itself, but as long as her sister is happy on her wedding day, that's what's going to matter!


« Reply #58 on: June 15, 2009 08:56:26 AM »

« Reply #59 on: June 15, 2009 09:03:29 AM »

This is beautiful!! you should be very proud!!
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