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Bridesmaids Dresses

Vegegrow

Re: Bridesmaids Dresses
« Reply #30 on: September 12, 2017, 11:26:33 AM »
they are looking fab Charlotte
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Tamnymore

Re: Bridesmaids Dresses
« Reply #31 on: September 12, 2017, 12:14:45 PM »
A seriously lovely dress. I've seen that embroidered fabric on ebay and DF has a dress from.it on her blog. Looks great.
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Ploshkin

Re: Bridesmaids Dresses
« Reply #32 on: September 12, 2017, 12:38:48 PM »
That is so unusual and looks stunning.  Beautifully made too.
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charlotte

Re: Bridesmaids Dresses
« Reply #33 on: September 12, 2017, 13:07:18 PM »
Thanks for all the compliments!  :)
One down, two to go. The other two are getting tack fittings, so a bit more effort but I've got plenty of time as the wedding's not until April.

Just checked out DF's dress and it looks amazing! I might have to get some of the black for myself!




Missie

Re: Bridesmaids Dresses
« Reply #34 on: September 13, 2017, 08:46:30 AM »
Beautiful!

Sewbee

Re: Bridesmaids Dresses
« Reply #35 on: September 21, 2017, 20:17:11 PM »
Right. My bodice is done apart from the sleeves and the back button/loop :D





Have pretty much everything cut out too so I'm pretty pleased considering I only started on Sunday evening.

Just waiting on some silk satin, which I have decided is necessary for the waistbands.

This is really lovely! Did you embroider the flowers?

charlotte

Re: Bridesmaids Dresses
« Reply #36 on: September 26, 2017, 11:11:50 AM »
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This is really lovely! Did you embroider the flowers?

Hahaha no way! The fabric comes ready-embroidered. I don't think I could even manage one hand-embroidered dress, nevermind three!!

Catllar

Re: Bridesmaids Dresses
« Reply #37 on: September 26, 2017, 17:44:56 PM »
How do you plan to finish the edges?
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charlotte

Re: Bridesmaids Dresses
« Reply #38 on: September 29, 2017, 15:42:45 PM »
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How do you plan to finish the edges?

The neck and hem? They are finished. :|

It's a couched edge with an embroidery thread sewn over with a machine zigzag. They look good in real life as they reflect the embroidery on the fabric. Maybe not so great in the photos!

Catllar

Re: Bridesmaids Dresses
« Reply #39 on: September 29, 2017, 19:52:23 PM »
My fault, my dear, my eyes are crap at the mo - full of hay fever and blur - I thought they were just thread marked. That's a good solution - very delicate. May just have to borrow it.
If life gives you lemons, add to gin and tonic !