sewing~ wedding dress


my 4 year anniversary approaches on august 2nd! i can’t believe it’s been 4 years already. my husband mikael is my absolute dream man. now that we have karl i don’t have much time to sew, although after i’m done with my current art project i’m going to take a month off from painting and make something- anything!
i’ve always wanted to make my wedding dress. i originally chose a vintage vogue pattern but adding 2″ to the length of the torso was going to prove too difficult. i happened to browse through my then newest issue of burda and fell in love.
issue 3/08 had a bridal pattern inspired by wallis simpson’s wedding gown. it was perfect! easy to add length to the torso and skirt and easy to add width to the hips. i made a muslin first and worked out the kinks, mostly fitting through my hips. my measurements then were 34″-25″-38″.  
made from champagne silk shantung. i omitted the belt bc i loved the triple darts in the front and wanted to show them off.
i loved the 30s vibe. we felt like the hippy version of nick and nora!
yes, we had a keg as well as almond champagne. my priority was to provide great drinks and food for my guests. i appreciated them coming to share our day!
stationing han and leia on planet cake!

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8 Comments Add yours

  1. Jan says:

    Your dress is fabulous. Can't wait to see what's next. (I made my wedding dress, too.)

  2. thank you! have you posted a photo of your wedding dress on you blog?

  3. it was really excellent post!thanks a lot for sharing with us.

  4. Dawn says:

    I love your wedding dress pattern. I saw you on Burda’s facebook too. Are you still willing to share the pattern? My daughter is getting married in 6 weeks and I have been hunting for a pattern. Thank you!

    1. thank you ūüôā
      i still have scans of the pattern sheet. send me an email at nouvellegeamine@yahoo.com from the email address you want me to send it to.

  5. Allison says:

    Would love a copy of this pattern ! It is stunning!!

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