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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Wedding Dresses : Vintage Designer Showcase

So this is my last post for a while on the subject of wedding dresses. I just got so obsessed with everything having to do with them that I have to share some of my discoveries. I bought my own wedding dress at a sample sale off the rack. I was only 23 and was really strapped for cash. I had no idea what type of dress I wanted as I had never really envisioned myself married and sort of just  jumped into the whole thing. Richard and I were only together six months when we got engaged and we were married within a year! 
So if I could do my dress thing over again what would I do now? I don't know if I would have the energy to make my own dress with all the other things that would be on my mind with an upcoming wedding but if I had a few thousand dollars to spend on a dress I might buy something vintage. If you have never heard of The Frock then I must tell you that they are the absolute best when it comes to vintage bridal gowns. Here are a few of my favorites:

I think the one above is my favorite.


  1. You are giving me an idea for a blog... I got married in my mother's wedding dress, and if I can dig out some pix of her wedding, and mine and transfer them, I'll do it :-) The pink dress is just amazing.

  2. Love these! especially the Christian Dior one, gorgeous.

  3. I agree that the Christian Dior gown is amazing. Still, I think the gown you sewed is prettier than any of these! I have been meaning to write a post about my wedding dress, which was sewed for me by an 80+ year old friend who was a dress designer/boutique owner through the 50s and 60s. He drew and painted sketches for me to choose from based on some photos I showed him. The whole process is what got me interested in sewing to begin with, and needless to say, I loved wearing that gown. Two of my sisters are engaged now, so there is some formal sewing in my future!

  4. AJA Thanks for the kind words! We should do some sort of wedding dress show and tell post.Maybe I will post photos of readers dresses!But you should definitely do a post about it and I will link my blog to it. That's a nice story.

  5. Wow, what a lovely collection. I love them.


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