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« 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.
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2013 09:34:52 PM »

You can find authentic vintage patterns at




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, www.sewingpatterns.com has literally thousands of dress patterns.
« 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.
« 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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