Wedding dress like a Renoir painting

comments (3) September 27th, 2009 in gallery     

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Alsacea Alsacea, member
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This Renoir painting, Dance in the City, always inspired me. When my husbane-to-be proposed, it was clear that this was the theme of my dress: 1880 style. A costume Butterick pattern served as the basis, and wonderful fabric and lace, and creativity did the rest. A lot of details were hand sewed. The fitting was adjusted to my body. I probably spent 100 hours working on this dress over a period of about 6 months... and had time to do cute flower girls dresses as well (not shown here).  Imagine your dream dress, think about it carefully, plan every detail, take your time, be patient, ask for help when needed, and create this unique dress that only you will ever wear for this day of your life! 

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Alsacea writes: Thank you for your very nice comments. Making this dress was the most enjoyable piece of sewing. JohnW, the way you describe your dress makes it sound wonderful. We have to be wonderful on that very special day!
Posted: 5:18 pm on October 1st
JohnWLennon writes: Beautiful bride & groom photo, great setting. I would never attempt a wedding dress. You should be very proud of your accomplishment! And to think you had time for flower girl dresses??? My wedding dress was similar to the time period as your dress. There were rows upon rows of hooks and eyes that my bridesmaid had to hook before the reception to accomplish the bustle effect in the back. The bottom was satin and the top was victorian lace where the sleeves came down and a lace ruffle covered my wrists. It was a French gown with pearls sewn all over the bodice and high collar. I tried hundreds of gowns on and ended up with the 1st one I tried. Good luck to you and your new husband and many years of wedded bliss :)God bless
Posted: 4:18 pm on October 1st
theemptynest writes: Wow...what a fabulously romantic wedding dress! You should be very proud of your work as it is a true work of art. Many happy wishes to you and your new husband ;-) I look forward to more post's from you.
Posted: 8:28 am on September 28th
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