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Fairy Convertable BERNINA Wedding Dress

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Convertable Wedding Dress

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Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Whimsical, Formal / Bridal, Romantic
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What materials did you use? Tulle, Pink Dyed Lace on Tulle, Pink Dye, Satin Ribbon, Silk Lining, Silk Satin, Cotton Thread, Applique Flowers, Zip

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What are you most proud of? I'm proud of this dresses versatility! I started out draping fabrics on a bodice, playing with shapes and forms, after a lot of trial and error i was happy with the shape of the top and moved on to the skirt. I wanted it to be beautiful and romanicc, but still contemporary and something a bride could easily wear after her wedding. i played with the type of skirt, originally i wanted it clingy, then i tried a puffy option. I loved both. and i think the greatest thing that happened at this point was the idea of combining both, and allowing for the detached tulle skirt in the design. i also really love the little cap sleeve which can be worn both on and off the shoulder

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Take it slowly! Drape it, pin it, look at it on the dummy before you commit to sewing. Play with the shapes in a few different ways, and then go with your gut. At first i put all the trimmings on and it was just too busy, (lovely, but busy!) it was tough to edit what stayed and went, but it was necessary and something i only could have decided after sleeping on the project a few nights. If your new at draping, try a project like this out with cheaper materials before hitting the expensive laces. When dying lace, dye small samples before you put in the whole lot - wait for the lace to dry, see if you like the colour. Don't jump the gun and dye it all in one shot! Also, you need to see how the lace takes the dye - it might destroy it, so be careful...

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