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Topic: Long Tulle tutu style overskirt for my vow renewal dress  (Read 4151 times)
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« on: June 12, 2016 09:37:07 AM »

My husband and I are celebrating 10 years of marriage this year.  Our actual anniversary was on May 28th.  We are having a vow renewal on June 25th, and taking all new photos (since we got jilted out of our originals).  I didn't want to wear my wedding dress again, as my tastes have changed, and I wanted something new.  I made my original wedding dress, but I just didn't have time to put something together for this.  I found a PERFECT dress, but it needed a little something extra, so I made a romantic long tulle tutu skirt to go over it.  

I sewed the skirt from scratch, so I wasn't sure if this went in reconstructed clothing, or this category.  The dress is now absolutely perfect.  It's original mint green silk chiffon skirt adds a hint of color under the off white tulle, so it doesn't look to much like a straight up wedding dress.  I sewed hooks and eyes to the dress and skirt to keep everything from shifting around.  I can then wear this skirt with other things if I ever wanted to as well.

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The Tulle Skirt over the existing dress.


The Dress as is.


Wrangling 15 yards of two layer tulle... it will be a long time before I attempt that again.


15 yards gathered into 32" long.  That left room for the seam allowance.
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« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2016 10:41:37 AM »

this is so lovely. i love the subtle hint of mint green.
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« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2016 02:04:04 PM »

That is beautiful, I love how much that skirt adds to the dress.
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« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2016 03:38:18 PM »

Bravo!  well done!  And I feel ya about working with tulle, I love it but man it can be a pain!

Congrats on 10 years, can't wait to see the new pics!
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« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2016 05:14:32 PM »

The green glow behind the tulle is so lovely. You have quite the vision.
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« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2016 06:07:17 PM »

nice job!
I much prefer the dress with tulle!
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« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2016 06:52:13 PM »

That is so super pretty!   Shocked
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« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2016 01:09:24 PM »

What a wonderful upgrade!  Happy Anniversary!  (We hit 10 this year too, on May 27th!)
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« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2016 01:44:34 PM »

Simply gorgeous!
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« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2016 05:06:15 PM »

I adore what you did with this dress! It is gorgeous. The tulle and band really go great with the top and make the whole dress look more completed.
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