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My Daughter's Wedding Dress

Happy Bride


The Finished Dress


The Big Day!

I have always loved to sew, and always dreamed of making my daughters wedding dresses...the more ornate the better! When my first two daughters got married, one wanted just a little embroidery and beading, and the second wanted her dress very plain and simple. I made what they wanted, but still wanted to make a challenging dress!

I was so excited when my stepdaughter emailed me a picture of a very ornate, beautiful wedding dress, and asked if I would be able to make it for her. With the help of a friend who is very accomplished at pattern drafting and used to work in a bridal salon, we were able to make this beautiful gown.

I made a trip to Portland to buy the lace for the bottom, and was able to save a substantial amount on the lace... (It was still difficult to cut into at over 50.00 a yard!). I used embroidery designs from My Fair Lady, the Claire bridal collection, to embroider the bodice of the dress. I must admit there were more hours in the dress planning in my head, and some heart palpitations as we cut parts of the dress using NO pattern...

This truly was a joy and a labor of love! She loved the dress, and I don't think I am too biased, but she was a beautiful bride!

Did you make any wedding dresses this summer? We would love to see them and add them to this post. Email if you have one you would like to share!

Happy Bride

Happy Bride!


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