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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Vogue Lace and a 1950's Style Wedding Gown

I have been so busy that I haven't had time to post as much as I would like to. This gorgeous gown was shipped out this week. I mixed a modern pattern and used a vintage one for the skirt. I had to make sure the skirt was not round at the bottom so I could keep the scallop lace edge for the hem of the skirt. I supposed I could of had the dress part be a circle skirt and used a rectangle skirt for the overlay. I'm testing that on my next bridal gown. The dress has detachable beaded straps. 
The lace was purchased at Vogue Fabrics. Here is a close up of the lace. It is truly beautiful and they have a nice selection. The only problem is you have to buy a minimum of 5 yards.
Another thing I learned by working with this beaded lace is once you cut it you need to make sure to find any loose threads attaching the beads and sequins. A little more work but this dress was worth every minute of it. Because of the weight of the dress 3 lbs 1 oz I added a netting ruffle to the lining of the skirt. It is pictured with a petticoat but is still full without one. I love the swish!


  1. This is gorgeous! We just bought my daughter a Maggie Sorterro wedding gown yesterday that reminds me of this. I would love to have had one made for her, but she was too nervous. She thinks of home made rather than custom made. Besides, it certainly wouldn't be home made because I could never do that.