Saturday, November 29, 2014

New 1970s Style Wedding Dress & Flowergirls Dresses

 This was a custom dress that i made for a friend, she wanted something that looked very 1970s. Being a tall woman vintage was not going to work very well and she wanted to be able to pick the elements that suited her best. I did a couple sketches and we talked about what she liked and didnt like. We settled on a curved square neckline and a fitted midriff, both trimmed in beaded ivory lace. I pulled out two vintage bridal patterns from the 70s and mixed, matched and altered to get the design elements to work together. ( i find this is faster than starting from scratch in most cases)

The over fabric is white crepe Georgette, the sleeves are ivory chiffon and the lace is also ivory though a bit darker. The under fabric is white satin. The bodice is lined in cotton with boning support in the front. The sleeves are fitted at the cap and flare to the cuff which is also adorned with lace and finishes with a chiffon ruffle. I had a netting slip left over ( from one of the vintage dresses she sent me to use to make the flower girls dresses) that i sewed in the wedding dress as the ''something old'' element, i also sewed on a blue bead to the cuff as the ''something blue''

The veil was also a collaboration, she liked the late 60s/ early 70s caps but didn't want that beehive look, so i made a cap using buckram and lace that fit closer to the head and made a removable trail using hook and eye tape so she could wear the cap with the blusher to the hair stylist without damaging the very long tulle train.

 As i mentioned above she sent 2 vintage 80s wedding/prom style dresses to me to use as the flower girls dresses, she wanted them to feel like little princesses so i cut the dresses down and kept the detailing and lace from each dress, just scaled down to fit each girl, you can see those pics below.

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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Vogue 6639 As A Wedding Dress

It has been over a month since i blogged due to my computer dying and trying to finish up the last orders of the year. Things are finally starting to calm a bit, just in time for the holidays craziness.
 This was one of my favorites from this year,  I was sent this vintage Vogue pattern 6639 from the late 40s, along with some lovely silk and silk crepe to make a wedding dress. The pattern required resizing, so i traced it and resized from there ( i don't like to mess up vintage patterns) despite all the adjustments made it turned out beautifully. I had to significantly increase the bust size and also lowered the neckline a couple inches, so the collar would still fall at the same level on the bust line.The entire dress is under lined in cotton broadcloth to support the silk and give it more body. The chiffon is sewn to the silk skirt at the waist and pleated together but hemmed separately for more movement. There is also a lovely ivory scalloped lace trimming the collar.
You can see the dress suits her very well, she did a great job choosing the style and fabrics.

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