My name is Diane and I had my wedding this June. I broke a cardinal rule and made my own dress, out of vintage lace overlaying a duchess satin, which was way over my head, but I managed it anyway. The lace was from Timeless Trims; it was about half of what they hand on hand. I looked all over for something that wasn’t nylon or polyester, or so very, very expensive. It’s rayon and silk (burn test!) and hand washed beautifully. Actually, the whole dress is hand-washable–no dry cleaning required! It’s really unique in that it is a big paisley design. It was in her “vintage couture” section. June was very kind and patient and gave me as much information as she could via email before I made the purchase.
The pattern was easy to understand, although it was my first attempt at sewing since I was 10 and under my grandmother’s watchful eye…. I did the whole thing by hand, until it was time to attach the bodice to the skirt–my best friend (the taller bridesmaid in the photo, who is also wearing a dress from this pattern, with a short hem) has a sewing machine and did that for me, as well as making all the wedding party dresses. Anyway, it turned out nicely, and I look forward to making more from your patterns–with a sewing machine and easier fabric!
All photos were taken by Bruce Gardner, a Utah-based photographer.
Many thanks for a great pattern that made me feel unique on a special day!
This is exquisitely done. I have never seen such incredibly fine materials used — and most of this hand-stitched! What a special labor of love for a wedding day. Diane is an amazing bride!