1960s | Dresses | Vintage Sewing

My Wedding Dress: Simplicity 5343 (1963)

December 22, 2015

 

my handmade vintage wedding dress | allie J. | alliemjackson.com

I got married in May and for it I whipped up (ha!) a ballet pink silk version of Simplicity 5343 from 1963.

I knew I didn’t want to wear a white, strapless gown and I knew I wanted pink, and when I stumbled across this pattern on etsy I knew it was the one. The Dress. I loved the lace jacket and the pleats on the skirt, the bow belt, and the simple silhouette.

handmade vintage wedding dress | allie J. | alliemjackson.com

I did make some construction changes, underlining and lining the bodice (the original just had facings) and adding some boning to the dress, and totally changing the jacket construction for a more couture look (the original was simply cut and finished with bias bindings, I used Susan Khalje’s method for overlapping lace for a seamless look). Just try to spot the seams in the photo above!!

handmade vintage wedding dress | allie J. | alliemjackson.com

 

I also made this crazy 60s veil 🙂 My inspiration was Priscilla Presley!

You can see more photos of this project on my blog, allie J.

Thanks, y’all!

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