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Heather's wedding dress and bridesmaids

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Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Romantic
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What was your source for this sewing project? Online Photo or Website
Name of website or photo vogue 2842

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What materials did you use? duchess satin in 2 shades of lilac. beaded cream lace and scalloped lace trim/edging. Anti static lining and net. Boning and cotton medium weight fusable interlining of bridal dress.

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What are you most proud of? the hand sew lace trim and the fit and the smile on her face on the day!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Make a toile- can seem like a waste of time- especially when using a comercial pattern but it saved so much time and worry in the long run! start a lot earlier than you think you need to and do lots of fittings- I did 3 in total. order fabric- especially lace- early- I waited 3 months for this to be delivered to me!! I will be looking for another source next time!

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You did a beautiful job, they are gorgeous, congratulations.

08/13/2011 Flag

Thanks, I think i'm going to do the Gretchen Hirsch course next to hone my skills before starting on a 50s style wdding dress next year!

08/14/2011 Flag

Sounds like a good idea, I too would like to take her class as I have a hard time getting fitted dresses to fit....

08/14/2011 Flag