My Wedding Dress

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Rebecca
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My Wedding Dress

Postby Rebecca » Mon Aug 22, 2011 2:09 pm

I am such a procrastinator about getting pictures up but this seems like a great time since we're ordering pictures for framing so I've been looking at them quite a bit lately. We got married in October on the Santa Cruz coast since Yosemite was a bit far to get all our relatives here. We didn't do a living history wedding but we both wanted to wear something that we could use again so that definitely meant Victorian inspired clothing. I decided to go for an 1867/68 look so I could use the eliptical hoop. I found a picture of a Worth dress that had a hoop with a train and used that as my basis for inspiration. The fabric is dupioni with very little slubs that I got in the LA garment district last May. I used all TV patterns of course! Eliptical hoop and skirt, the butterfly train and the 1870s ballgown bodice. As always the patterns were a dream to work with. I made the skirt slightly fuller, the train slightly longer and I cut the bodice just a bit lower, left off the sleeves and changed it to back buttons. My husband's waistcoat is out of the same fabric as my dress and is Past Patterns
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Rebecca
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Re: My Wedding Dress

Postby Rebecca » Mon Aug 22, 2011 2:21 pm

Now I'm having so much fun uploading pictures I can't stop so here are a few more! Some closeups and a view without the veil and train. Oh and I also made a new corset out of the silk with light blue flossing but I can't find a picture at the moment - if anyone is really interested I'll see if I can find one. Thanks so much for looking and letting me show off!
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Tiffers
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Re: My Wedding Dress

Postby Tiffers » Mon Aug 22, 2011 2:51 pm

It looks divine and you are radiant, as all brides should be! Well done :)

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loretta t
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Re: My Wedding Dress

Postby loretta t » Mon Aug 22, 2011 3:06 pm

Georgeous!!
My grandma always said I was an old soul in a new body.
MaryGode
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Re: My Wedding Dress

Postby MaryGode » Mon Aug 22, 2011 8:29 pm

What, corset? Nobody here wants to see a cors...

PICTURES, WOMAN!!! :lol:

Your gown is just gorgeous! I really need to find a reason to do the butterfly train. Yours is divine.

Edit to round up an awol 's'.
Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society. ~MarkTwain
diana
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Re: My Wedding Dress

Postby diana » Tue Aug 23, 2011 5:27 pm

Simply stunning!

And isn't it fun that your husband has the same "dress up" interest as you? You will have such fun together!
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rajani
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Re: My Wedding Dress

Postby rajani » Tue Aug 23, 2011 10:53 pm

I like this look too. Not too fussy and totally elegant. It looks fabulous!

I am in love with the way dupioni looks and behaves in a dress like this, the way it creases and folds. It just looks crisp and rustly.

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Rebecca
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Re: My Wedding Dress

Postby Rebecca » Sun Aug 28, 2011 11:35 am

Thank you so much for the compliments!!! I had a great time sewing the dress and it's of course been even more fun wearing it! I will post corset pictures when I get the chance but I've been dealing with a wildland fire the last several days and actually got evacuated last night. :roll: Not worried about my home but it's rather inconvenient getting to things right now because I have so much stuff packed in my car. So just be patient Mary and I'll flash my underwear at you eventually :lol:
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Re: My Wedding Dress

Postby kellydofc » Mon Aug 29, 2011 7:05 pm

The gown is beautiful and you look stunning.
MaryGode
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Re: My Wedding Dress

Postby MaryGode » Mon Aug 29, 2011 9:12 pm

Rebecca wrote:...wildland fire...


Yikes!! Image

Be safe!
Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society. ~MarkTwain
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Re: My Wedding Dress

Postby Cathi H » Sat Sep 24, 2011 2:01 pm

Absolument Superbes ( the Bride & the Dress)!

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