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Summer Bridesmaid Dresses in Pink Silk

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Retro / Vintage, Classic, Traditional, Whimsical, Romantic, Formal / Bridal
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What materials did you use? I used Silk Faille for the bridesmaid dresses in two colors; soft pink for self, and a pewter grey for binding at the neckline.

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What are you most proud of? I managed to make and fit the bridesmaid dresses while living 800 miles from two of the girls! :) We had to do fittings over holiday weekends when we were able to see each other. Making clothing without having a body to fit it on was hard. I am glad it all came together. They deserve a lot of credit for indulging me (they are the best!).

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Make sure you have a space to work when dealing with quality materials. The last thing you want is to be cutting silk on the floor because you don't have a table large enough. Oh, and you need to be just a little crazy to make your bridesmaid dresses... and be planning a wedding at the same time. I was, but it worked out. :)

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Congratulations. what beautiful work. I absolutely love box pleats. Had hoped this was a commetcial pattern. Keep posting your projects.

07/15/2012 Flag

This is so beautiful---classy in design and color. And they are worn by gorgeous women!

07/29/2012 Flag