50s Style Wedding Dress

Project Description

What was your source for this sewing project? Online Photo or Website Name of website or photo BurdaStyle 3/2011 Link to website or photo What are you most proud of? The fact that I made my own wedding dress! What advice would you give someone starting this project? Take your time and make sure to get the fit right before you cut your lovely fabric. I made 3 test garments before I got it right. Also, investing in a good couture sewing techniques book (even better - a bridal one) is a huge help and makes a massive difference in the quality and comfort of the finished garment. This is especially important for a strapless dress - you don't want it falling down all the time! Gertie's Bombshell dress course is a great place to start too!

What you will need

  • Dutchess satin (dress)
  • silk (lining)
  • bridal tulle (petticoat)
  • satin ribbon (roses on neckline)

Q&A with CoutureAcademic

K Lee 2Strings asked:
Lovely lines - simple, elegant style for a beautiful bride.
CoutureAcademic answered:
Thank you very much!
Juniperr asked:
Really beautiful! Good for you for making your own dress! It looks wonderful on you!
CoutureAcademic answered:
Thanks, Juniperr! It was a great experience :)
Celia,RN asked:
such a pretty and unique dress. You looked lovely,congratulations!
CoutureAcademic answered:
Thank you so much :)
shazdove asked:
Dress is beautiful and I love the tulle petticoat peeping out, so feminine
CoutureAcademic answered:
Thanks! That's my favorite part too!