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Traditional Bridal Dress and Sash | Pattern Review

Reminiscent of Princess Grace's gown, this Vogue 2979 pattern is a traditional dress featuring a full skirt.

Threads magazine – 161 – June/July 2012 Issue
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Sewing Tip: Only waistline darts shape the bodice, so consider adding bust darts for fuller bust sizes.

Reminiscent of Princess Grace’s gown, this Vogue 2979 pattern is a traditional wedding dress featuring a full skirt, a contrasting bodice, a detachable sash with a gathered bias overlay, and cap or long sleeves.

The long, fitted sleeves have pointed wrists with button-and-loop closures, and are underlined with the lining fabric. The bodice has a raised neckline and a mock-front opening with selfcovered buttons.

The full skirt has a gathered waist from side front to the center-back zipper. For the sash, our tester recommends arranging the shirring into folds and tacking them in place and lengthening the ends to tie a bow.

Wear a purchased crinoline slip to hold the skirt’s shape. The gown shown at right was made with duchesse satin and Alençon lace.

Vogue 2979

This review was originally featured in Threads #161 (June/July 2012).

(Sized Misses’/Misses’ Petite 6-22 for busts 30.5-44 in. and hips 32.5-46 in.)

Read Fashionably Royal Patterns for a look back at Kate Middleton’s wedding gown and other popular styles.

Sewing Tip: Only waistline darts shape the bodice, so consider adding bust darts for fuller bust sizes.

– Tested by Gayle Moline, Manson, Iowa; dress in photo made by Krischa Pierce, New Britain, Connecticut, at Facebook.com/SomethingBluebyKrischa

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