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Here are some details about my project:
Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Romantic, Classic
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What was your source for this sewing project? Online Photo or Website
Name of website or photo Butterick 4131

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What materials did you use? I reused an Ivory colored embroidered lace from a late 1980's wedding dress that was given to me to see if my daughter could use it. It was 'dated' so we decided to reuse the lace. I placed sequins, silver bugle beads and seed beeds over the embroidery. In order to make the top, I had to sew together the lace sleeves from the old dress but that was not enough so I used a small amount of ivory organza and 'blended' it into one fabric. The solid fabric was a polyester blend 'weddng' fabric. Invisible zipper, large eyelet covers and thread to match. Hand sewing needles for the beading. A crinoline slip to give the skirt volume which in turn created an 'apron' in the front of the skirt. It wasn't planned but she loved it.

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What are you most proud of? That she loved the final result.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Give yourself plenty of time. There is a lot of hand sewing due to the beading and the finishes. Also when you change a pattern, other things come up. Stay open minded and just go for it. I've never done a dress as detailed as this but I'm very happy with the outcome.

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oh this is beautiful!!! You both are lucky :) One, because she has such a skillful loving mummy, and the other because she got to use her special skills to make something so special for her daughter :)

03/26/2012 Flag

Absolutely gorgeous! What a beautiful bride.

03/26/2012 Flag

Very beautiful, you did a wonderful job and your daughter looks lovely in it!

03/26/2012 Flag

Thank you ladies for the compliments. Yes, it was a labour of love when you're working full time & over time and trying to get all of the sewing done. I also did her bouquet, the corsages for the moms & grandmothers, the boutannaires for the men, the flowers for the tables and 18 table runners!

03/26/2012 Flag

Amazing, so bueatiful. Lucky girl

11/15/2012 Flag