" I used Vogue 2717 as a starting-off point for my pattern. Yes, we were just married last month, March 12, 2011."
Congratulations Christine! Your dress turned out lovely and so are you! Christine's blog was invaluable when I was making my dress as she really had some great photos and descriptions of her dress. Find her at featherpetalsilk.blogspot.com
Christine's dress had fully functioning buttons and loops with no zipper. Let's hope she didn't have any popped buttons!She also added some pretty little petals near the hem of her dress.
From Ashley at Refurl.blogspot.com
I love the lace train Ashley and these photos are gorgeous. Ashley got this dress at David's Bridal but it looks like a million dollars on her!
From Abigail who blogs at Farmhousegarden.blogspot.com
"This is a fun idea! I was married 3 1/2 years ago, and we had our reception at a great 20s dance hall on the Florida gulf coast. My dress was handmade for me, and I felt so wonderful in it! The inspiration photos I showed the sewist were of 50s party dresses. Sadly, because we had a photographer friend take photos (he is not a wedding photographer) and though he did take tons of great photos, there aren't many straight on of my dress without flowers or something in the way. Attached is one of my father walking me down the aisle. Because the whole experience of having the dress sewed for me was amazing, and because it led to my love of (obsession with?) sewing, I will probably do a full post on this one of these days, including Bob's original sketches."
I love the organza Abigail.You were adorable !
These two above photos were from my best friends wedding in the late 90's This was a gorgeous silk gown and it was so lovely on her. The setting was the historical Adamson house on the beach in Malibu.There I am on your right.
Here is my own wedding 17 years ago. I had an empire waist but never really got any nice shots of my dress. I got married at a vegetarian restaurant called "the Inn Of The Seventh Ray" in LA's Topanga Canyon.
These puffy sleeves were really in in the early nineties when I got married.
This is a photo of my husband's parents who were married in Lynchburg, Virginia in 1950. I'm really starting to like tea length dresses again.
These are Christines maternal grandparents above. It looks like her Grandfather may have been a World War Two soldier here.
|Christine's paternal Grandparents. Thanks for all these photos Christine. They are really great!|
And last but not least this is my Italian Grandmother,from New York City on her wedding Day in the 1930's.