This year was my husband and my 5th wedding anniversary and we decided to do a vintage vow renewal ceremony on the beach!
I decided to make myself a vintage wedding dress! I decided on this late 40s pattern:
Especially after I found it’s vintage doppelganger!
As you can see, my version of white cotton lawn turned out quite like the original!
It was such a wonderful event! I was so bummed that I got married before I discovered vintage so this was my do over dress.
I shared a ridiculous number of photos from the day over on my blog. General vow renewal shots are here and my dress diary is here.
Last year, my newly engaged friend sent me a picture of an adorable 50s tea length dress and asked if I knew anyone that could recreate it for her upcoming wedding, or if I would be able to. At that point, I still hadn’t used many patterns, and I had never fitted anyone other than me for a dress. So my first reaction was, there’s no way I’m experienced enough yet to make such an important dress! However, I absolutely fell in love with the dress she had chosen, and I just had a strong urge to say yes anyway to challenge myself, and so I did.
The dress she wanted had a simple, sleeveless, fitted bodice with a scoop neck and low V back. The full tea length skirt was made with box pleats, which I love to use and knew I could do for sure, it was just getting a lovely fit on the bodice that had me a bit nervous. I started with a Retro Butterick pattern as a kind of base for the bodice and altered it a lot from there. It probably would have been easier to create a bodice pattern myself from scratch, but I haven’t gotten that far yet!
There were some ups and downs overall, but I was pleased with the end result, as was she!
Many more details and pics on my blog here.
I got married last week and I had two and a half months to put together everything. My two bridesmaids and find someone to do my dress, or at least most of my dress.
I love a bit of vintage feel, but I also enjoy modernizing it a little. But you can see what era I am a big fan of yourselves. Just a few images now, I will do more on my blog on the weekend.